Cardiac Partners can offer patients minimally invasive treatment options that require smaller incisions and avoid cutting down the center of the chest and dividing the sternum. This surgical procedure is linked to less postoperative pain, a quicker recovery, and better patient outcomes.
We regularly also perform complex and challenging surgical procedures, knowing that all heart surgery is delicate and requires years of study and training. The most common surgical cardiac procedures include:
Coronary Bypass Surgery:
Patients with plaque build-up in the wall of the arteries of the heart (also known as coronary artery disease) may require surgery to bypass the clogged vessels in the heart. This helps the heart receive the oxygen it needs to fully function as a muscle. This requires an admission to the hospital for a multi-night stay.
Thoracic and Aortic Surgeries:
Patients with aortic or thoracic aneurysms have weakened walls within the aorta requiring surgical repair. This requires an admission to the hospital for a multi-night stay.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR):
This nonsurgical procedure is for patients with significant aortic valve disease who are too high-risk for traditional open-heart surgery. This procedure delivers an artificial valve through a catheter placed in the groin.
Valve Repair and Replacement (Atrial, Mitral, Tricuspid):
Patients with heart valve disease may require a surgical procedure to repair or replace one of the three heart valves (Atrial, Mitral, and Tricuspid). This requires an admission to the hospital for a multi-night stay.