Cardiothoracic Surgery


Med Center Health cardiothoracic surgeons are highly-trained and experienced specialists. They treat patients for diseases of the heart, lungs, trachea, chest wall, mediastinum (area between the lungs), esophagus and diaphragm (large muscle below the lungs that helps you breathe).

Patient outcomes at Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons are among the best in the nation, as measured by length of surgery, instance of complications, and an average length of hospital stay that is almost half of the national average.

Cardiac Surgery procedures include:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • MitraClip Mitral Valve Repair
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Repair
  • Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Cardiac Tumor/Mass Removal
  • Pericardial Procedures
  • Redo Complex Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic (Chest) Surgery procedures include:

  • Lung removals, including segmentectomy, wedge resections, lobectomies, or pneumonectomy (full lung)
  • Talc Pleurodesis / Mechanical Pleurodesis
  • Thymectomies
  • Bleb Resection
  • Chest Wall Procedures/Resections
  • Neurogenic Chest Tumor Resection
  • Removal of Substernal Goiter
  • Mediastinoscopy – All Mediastinal Masses – Biopsies and Removals
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Decortication
  • Rib Plating
  • PleurX Catheter Placement
  • Esophageal Cases, such as Zenker’s Diverticulectomy
  • Large Hiatal Hernias, such as Nissen Fundoplication
  • Paraesophageal Hernia
  • Achalasia of Esophagus (example: Heller Myotomy)
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
Cardiothoracic surgery