Heart Surgery

From advanced heart surgeries to more routine cardiac procedures, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute’s cardiac surgery specialists treats a wide range of patients, including those who need a heart transplant.

When Is Heart Surgery Necessary?

Interventional cardiologists can do many nonsurgical procedures via cardiac catheterization. The technology and capability for these treatments are better than ever.

However, sometimes heart surgery is still the best option for certain patients. We look at each person as an individual to determine the best treatment path.

For example, some patients with heart valve disease will need heart valve replacement surgery. For other patients, we may recommend a less-invasive procedure to replace the heart valve. Every decision is a team decision, based on what we know (the evidence), your condition and risk factors.

Why Choose Memorial for Cardiac Surgery? 

We are a community hospital with a strong heart surgery program. That means we are able to treat a wide variety of heart conditions. Our program offers:

  • Recognized excellence: Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for our patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures, isolated mitral valve replacement and repair (MVRR) surgery, and MVRR+CABG in the latest analysis of data for the period ending December 2021. Additionally, for the reporting period ending September 21, 2021, we earned the highest STS 3-star rating for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), with 93% of our eligible TAVR patients experiencing no major complications (death, stroke, bleeding, AKI, PVL), beating out the national average of 90%. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, and places Memorial among the elite for cardiac surgery in the United States and Canada.
  • Surgical experience: Memorial’s board-certified heart surgeons bring years of experience performing a range of surgeries. The greater the variety of procedures surgeons do, the more prepared they are to deal with unexpected situations in surgery.
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    Continuum of care: When patients come out of surgery, they need around-the-clock, intensive care. Cardiac intensivists provide this 24/7 monitoring in our cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU). Intensivists are doctors with specialized training in providing intensive care, personalized to the needs of heart and vascular patients
  • Full range of surgeries, including heart transplant: Our TotalHeart approach means that we can treat the full range of heart conditions with advanced therapies including heart transplant. That expertise means Memorial is the one place to go for your heart care. Through our partnership with pediatric cardiac surgeons at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we can treat newborns to adults

Make Us Your Heart Surgery Hospital

To schedule an appointment or learn more about heart surgery and follow-up care at Memorial, call 855-400-6284.

Meet Our Team of Cardiac Surgery Specialists

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