Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery procedures performed by the surgeons of the West Houston Cardiovascular Center include:

  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Valve repair and replacement surgery
  • Aortic and ventricular aneurysm repairs
  • Major vascular surgeries
  • Mechanical heart support devices
  • Corrective adult congenital heart disease
  • Thoracic procedures including esophageal and lung surgery; pulmonary resections; thorascopic surgery
  • Congenital anomalies of the heart and great vessels
  • Operations for electrical disturbances of the heart
  • Traumatic injuries of the heart and great vessels
  • Pericardial procedures
  • Systematic/pulmonary shunts
  • Cardiac trauma

Pulmonary procedures performed include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Resection of the lung and removal of benign tumors
  • Thorascopy
  • Mediastinoscopy and biopsy
  • Removal of mediastinal tumors
  • Repair of descending aortic aneurysm, transection and dissection
  • Tracheal resection

Major vascular procedures, addressing problems related to the blood vessels throughout the body, performed include:

  • Reconstructive venous surgery
  • Vascular access grafts
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Femoral/popliteal bypass
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic/iliac bypass

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