Heart Surgery

Carilion Clinic’s heart and thoracic surgeons use the least invasive methods to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient.

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Carilion Clinic has been providing advanced surgical care for cardiac and thoracic surgery patients in western Virginia for more than 30 years.
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Carilion's Cardiovascular Institute heart and thoracic surgeons use the least invasive methods to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient.
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At Carilion Clinic, we are committed to providing - and preventing the need for - the newest, most innovative and effective treatments for cardiovascular disease.
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Heart Bypass Surgery
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High Performing, Heart Bypass Surgery
Lung Cancer Surgery
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High Performing, Lung Cancer Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgery
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High Performing, Aortic Valve Surgery
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3-star rating, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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We have the largest team in the region, with five open heart surgeons.
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Carilion has three dedicated operating rooms for open heart procedures and the only hybrid ORs in the region.
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We have dedicated cardiac and thoracic surgery intensive care units for post-surgery care.
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Carilion was first in the region to perform open heart surgery, over 30 years ago.
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CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
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By far the most common cardiac operation we perform, this surgery treats coronary artery disease with bypass grafts sewn to the coronary arteries on the surface of the heart to reestablish blood flow beyond severe blockages.
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Valve Repair/Replacement
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Surgery to address intracardiac valve disease is indicated for various reasons, most commonly for degenerative or rheumatic valve disease or valve infection (endocarditis).
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LVAD Implantation
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LVADs are pumps that are designed to take the place of the failing left ventricle. These devices are surgically connected to the heart and aorta and are powered through a driveline that exits the abdominal wall.
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When you need skilled, complex heart and vascular care, you deserve the award-winning expertise offered at Carilion Clinic’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI).

As our region’s leader in heart and vascular health, CVI sets the standard for care. The award-winning team combines continuous research and the latest technological advances with patient-centered care to ensure your best possible outcome. Our patients experience better surgical outcomes, fewer complications and faster recovery times. Every member of our team is dedicated to world-class care, continuous innovation… and your heart.

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We are proud to have nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to educating the next generation of students at VTCSOM.
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When it comes to residencies and fellowships, finding the right fit is very important. Our GME program offers amazing support and training.
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Meet our Cardiothoracic Surgery Team
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Our team of CT Surgeons provide care at the Cardiovascular Institute in several locations throughout southwest Virginia. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers evaluate and treat thousands of patients each year.
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