Cardiothoracic surgery treats diseases of the heart and lungs. These vital surgeries are performed at Vista Medical Center East by Vista’s trained cardiac team, offering you specialized care for your heart right in your community.
Coronary Artery Bypass and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
Bypass surgery uses veins or arteries from another part of a patient’s body to graft or attach to the coronary arteries, in order to bypass diseased arteries and increase blood flow to the heart. It is usually performed with the patient’s heart “stopped”, and typically requires open-chest surgery and the use of a heart-lung bypass machine to circulate the blood and add oxygen.
Open Heart Surgery
Open heart surgery is any type of surgery where a patient’s chest and heart are opened and surgery is performed on internal structures like muscles, valves and coronary vessels. These surgical procedures may include:
- Minimally invasive valve surgery
- A-fib surgery
- Surgical ventricular restoration
- Mitral valve replacement/repair
- Aortic valve replacement
- Sub-xiphoid pericardial windows
- Video assisted throacoscopic surgery (VATS)
- Pulmonary resections
- Talc pleurodesis
- Esophageal surgery
- Endobronchial ultrasound
- Vascular Surgery
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs & stenting
- Peripheral vascular surgery
- Carotid artery stent
Following open heart surgery, patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Here, they’ll be able to recover under the constant watch of caring staff.
Related Services and Conditions
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