When non-invasive techniques are not sufficient, our cardiovascular thoracic surgeons can perform surgery to correct problems with the heart or its vessels.
Open-heart surgery involves surgery on the heart and/or its vessels, and is performed by a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. It is done to treat complications of heart disease, correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular disease.
Often called open-heart surgery, these procedures are performed by opening the chest wall to operate on the heart. The most common types of open heart surgeries performed at Atrium Medical Center are:
Minimally-invasive Heart Surgery, Procedures and Treatment Options
Minimally-invasive surgery (sometimes called laparoscopic surgery) is done through small incisions. Using specialized techniques and equipment Atrium’s surgeons are able to perform surgery through an incision that requires only a stitch or two to close.
To learn more about minimally-invasive surgery
When a patient’s heart is too weak to pump on its own, an Impella® device is a temporary solution to aid the heart in pumping blood. This is a minimally-invasive procedure used to temporarily support and sustain the heart for another major surgery.
Emergency Heart Surgery
Atrium Medical Center cardiothoracic surgeons are also part of our team in the Emergency Trauma Center. They know that treating the patient quickly improves outcomes. Our surgeons are available around-the-clock, every day of the year, for unexpected heart emergencies.
Learn more about the Atrium Emergency Trauma Center.
Preparing for Heart Surgery
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about cardiology and heart surgery. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.
Content Updated: December 3, 2014