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Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery

Heart Surgery

If you need surgical treatment for diseases of the heart or chest, turn to the experienced cardiac and thoracic surgeons in Cone Health. You’ll benefit from doctors who are fellowship trained and board certified in their specialties, which means they’ve received the highest levels of education in caring for you. Trust us to help you achieve the best possible outcome of treatment.

Heart Surgeries

Commonly performed cardiac procedures include:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) – Diverts blood flow around blocked arteries
  • Off pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG)
  • Maze procedure – surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation; blocks abnormal electrical signals to your heart, sometimes by using a minimally invasive technique
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator placement – Send electrical signals to your heart to make it beat more regularly
  • Repair of adult congenital heart lesions – Treats damaged tissue you were born with
  • Repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms – Prevents rupture and restores blood flow in an artery in your chest
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – Implants a prosthetic heart valve inside a diseased aortic valve
  • Treatment of aortic dissection – Patches a torn artery wall
  • Stent grafting of thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Valve repair or replacement – Treats damaged aortic valves, mitral valves or tricuspid valves, sometimes using a minimally invasive approach
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation – Helps a weak heart pump blood
  • Management of major thoracic trauma

Chest & Lung Surgeries

Choose a CHMG surgeon for many thoracic procedures, including:

  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lung resection
  • Pulmonary resection – Removes part or all of your diseased lung, sometimes using a minimally invasive, video-assisted technique
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction
  • Comprehensive cancer staging – Determines how far cancer has spread
  • Multimodality therapy for thoracic malignancies
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) – Provides real-time images that let your doctor more easily and quickly remove cells for biopsy, or examination
  • Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB)
  • Resection of Mediastinal Tumors and Thymectomy
  • Esophagogastrectomy – Removes the lower esophagus and upper part of the stomach to treat cancer
  • Laser bronchoscopy and endobronchial stent placement – Opens blocked airways
  • Mediastinoscopy – Makes a small incision in your neck to examine the space between the lungs
  • Pericardial window – Drains excess fluid from the area around your heart
  • Pleurodesis – Attaches the lung to the inside of the chest cavity to prevent the lung from collapsing