Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Expert Cardiothoracic Surgeons Treat Complex Conditions

At Lutheran Heart Center, our cardiothoracic surgeons provide innovative solutions to repairs of organs within the chest cavity, primarily including the heart and lungs. Cardiothoracic surgeons repair complex conditions and diseases, including:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve disease

Minimally Invasive Approach for Improved Recovery

With innovative techniques and a more minimally invasive approach to cardiac surgery, the specialists at Lutheran Hospital are able to perform certain surgeries through small incisions in the side of the chest. These smaller incisions allow access to the heart with much less trauma.

Minimally invasive surgery offers benefits to patients, including:

  • Faster recovery
  • Fewer complications
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less Pain

Collaboration is Key to Success

Our cardiothoracic surgeons work with cardiologists, electrophysiologists and other members of the cardiovascular team to provide surgical solutions for patients who have not responded to other therapies. The surgical team also works closely with other clinical specialists to reduce the risk of complications from existing conditions such as diabetes and respiratory disease.