Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

What is it?

For patients whose conditions cannot be treated using minimally invasive techniques, traditional open heart surgery may be necessary. Cardiac surgery can correct complex heart valve disorders, congenital heart disease, ischemic heart disease, and coronary artery disease.  These procedures are done by cardiovascular surgeons who operate on the internal structures of the heart by opening the chest wall in an operating room environment. The patient is sedated and then a heart-lung bypass machine is used to take over the pumping action of the heart during surgery. This allows the surgeons to operate with no blood flowing through the heart and no beating or movement of the heart during the procedure.  Post-operatively, patients recover in our intensive care unit with the help of an expert team of physicians, advanced practice nurses, nursing staff, and other specialists.

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The Loyola difference

U.S. News top 18 rankingLoyola is a nationally recognized leader in cardiac care. U.S. News & World Report ranked us 20th in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery in 2013, making this our 11th straight year in the top 50.

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Cardiac Surgery

Mamdouh Bakhos
Mamdouh Bakhos
M.D., FACS
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVAD), Heart Valve Repair, Vascular...
Jae Sung Cho
Jae Sung Cho
M.D., FACS
Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Aneurysms, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, A...
Michael Eng
Michael Eng
M.D.
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Surgery, Chest Wall Tumors and Defects, Coronary...
Bryan K. Foy
Bryan K. Foy
M.D., FACS
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVAD), Adult Cardiac Surgery, Heart...
Jeffrey Schwartz
Jeffrey Schwartz
M.D., FACS
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support (LVAD), Heart...
Donald Thomas, II
Donald Thomas, II
M.D.
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Chest Wall Tumors and Defects, Coronary Artery Bypass Without...

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