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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Care & Surgical Intervention

At Independence Health System, we are committed to providing the highest level of care for patients with heart and lung conditions. Our experienced team specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, a branch of medicine focused on the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the heart and lungs. From diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, our patients' health and well-being are our utmost priority.

Surgical Treatments for Heart and Lung Conditions

The Independence Health System cardiothoracic team is dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-centered cardiac care. We utilize evidence-based technology and innovative techniques to promote quicker healing and decreased post-operative pain.

Our cardiothoracic surgeons are renowned for their expertise, dedication, and compassion, thereby making us a trusted choice for cardiothoracic surgery. Specific procedures we offer include:

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery: This preventative procedure helps avoid aneurysm rupture by removing the damaged part of the aorta and replacing with a graft.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: This procedure corrects irregular heart rhythms by creating scar tissue within the heart to block abnormal electrical signals.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): This life-saving procedure improves blood flow to the heart, allowing patients to lead active, healthy lives post-surgery.
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Placement: This machine removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen to the blood and tissues, in order to maintain and stabilize function.
  • Heart Tumor Resection: We utilize robotically assisted technology to remove heart tumors with minimally invasive intervention.
  • Impella 5.5 Pump: Used for patients experiencing heart failure, this surgically implanted heart pump can help improve blood circulation, heart function, and overall quality of life.
  • Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure/clipping for atrial fibrillation: a procedure that blocks or closes the opening to your LAA to keep blood clots from leaving there and going into your bloodstream
  • Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (Maze procedure), Minimally invasive surgical ablation (Convergent procedure)
  • Temporal Artificial Heart Insertion: This procedure involves replacing damaged heart ventricles with mechanical devices to restore healthy circulation.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): A procedure that replaces a diseased aortic valve with a man-made valve.
  • Valve Repair or Replacement, Including Robotic Valve Repair/Replacement: We offer both minimally invasive and open-heart procedures to repair damaged heart valves or replace them with artificial ones.

Consult with a Board-Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon at IHS

The Independence Health System team believes that everyone should have access to exceptional cardiovascular care. To discuss your options, schedule a consultation today.

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