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Cardiovascular Surgery at North Oaks

When you or a loved one faces severe cardiovascular disease, surgery may be necessary.

North Oaks Cardiovascular Institute offers convenient access to high-quality, heart-related surgical services right here close to home in your community.

The North Oaks Cardiovascular Institute’s team of experts has expertise in the following procedures:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery: Surgery on your heart, lungs, esophagus and other parts of your chest. Surgeries can range from a heart valve replacement to being part of your cancer care team for lung or esophageal cancer.
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Often referred to as bypass surgery, the CABG is a surgical procedure performed to locate a blockage(s) that is restricting blood flow in an artery and graft a harvested vein (typically from the leg) to redirect blood flow around the blockage.
  • Heart Valve Replacement: This surgical procedure is routinely performed to replace a heart valve that does not open or close properly. Heart valve replacement can be performed through traditional open-heart surgery that involves a cut (incision) in the chest or by using minimally invasive methods, which involve smaller incisions in the chest or a catheter inserted in the leg.
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery: This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove diseased lung tissue and, in some cases, surrounding lymph nodes. Small instruments attached to a robotic arm are placed through small incisions between the ribs. The magnified view and wristed tools allow the surgeon to make precise, controlled movements to remove lung tissue without making larger incisions to open the chest or spread the ribs. Robotic surgical techniques can be used for other chest procedures involving the lungs, esophagus, thymus and certain cardiac procedures other than lung cancer surgery.

If you would like more information about cardiovascular services at North Oaks, please call (985) 230-2778.

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