Heart Surgery

From advanced heart surgeries to more routine cardiac procedures, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute’s cardiac surgery team treats a wide range of patients, including those who need a heart transplant. We’ve received a 3-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for our patient care and outcomes in heart surgery.

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.

Louis, Heart Patient, with Dr. PerrymanRichard Perryman, MD, Medical Director, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, and Louis. Dr. Perryman performed Louis’ coronary artery bypass during open-heart surgery.

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 cardiac surgery program. That means we are able to treat a wide variety of heart conditions. Our program offers:

  • Recognized excellence: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has given us a 3-star rating for our patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery in the current analysis of national data covering the period from June 2016 through July 2017. The 3-star rating, which denotes the highest quality tier, places Memorial among the top 2.4% 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.
  • 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.

Contact Us

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