Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Recognized as a national leader in the prevention, and treatment of heart and thoracic diseases, the mission of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is to deliver the highest quality of clinical care for our community regardless of ability to pay, to educate future generations of healthcare professionals, and to actively participate in the search for new advances in medicine through biomedical research. The focus is on specialized and patient-focused care provided by talented and compassionate individuals in a team structure. Our surgeons are at the forefront of treating cardiac patients with the most innovative approaches to open heart surgery. Services provided include the most advanced treatments in cardiac surgery, such as a minimally invasive approach and the use of radial artery grafts, endoscopic vein harvesting, off-pump surgery and pulmonary embolectomies. Our surgeons have extensive experience in treating cases of pulmonary emboli.