Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiac surgeons treat the disorders of the Heart that require surgery. The most common type of surgery is coronary artery bypass grafting when there is a blockage of the vessels providing oxygen to the heart. Other surgeries include repairing or replacing heart valves, repairing abnormal or damaged structures in the heart, Implanting medical devices that help control the heartbeat or support heart function and blood flow, and replacement of a damaged heart with a healthy heart from a donor.