Cardiothoracic/Thoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic/Thoracic Surgery

Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery expertise

When you are looking for heart and lung surgery expertise, Riverview Regional Medical Center is known for comprehensive, technologically advanced cardiovascular care. Our cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are well equipped to perform a wide range of surgical treatment options, from open-heart surgery to minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery. We offer the latest surgical options to treat cardiovascular disease, including:

  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Congenital heart disease repair
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia surgeries, including defibrillator and pacemaker implantation
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Minimally invasive vein harvesting

da Vinci® Mitral Valve Repair

While surgery is generally the most effective way to treat disorders of the heart, lungs and esophagus, traditional open surgery has a number of inherent drawbacks caused primarily by making a large incision, splitting of the breastbone and spreading the ribs to access the thoracic space. In addition to an 8" to 10” scar down the center of your chest, splitting of the breastbone leads to a lengthy recovery time of eight to twelve weeks as well as a prolonged delay before you will return to normal daily activities.

The da Vinci® Surgical System, providing surgeons and patients with what may be the most effective, least invasive treatment alternative for even the most complex cardiothoracic procedures such as mitral valve repair. Among the benefits of da Vinci® cardiothoracic surgery are a reduced risk of infection, less blood loss and need for blood transfusions, shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal activities.

Learn More: Minimally invasive options for cardiothoracic surgery