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Saint Thomas Heart

Cardiac Surgery

Saint Thomas Heart is Tennessee’s premier cardiac care program leader, with one of the most experienced cardiac surgery programs in the nation. For more than 40 years, Saint Thomas Heart cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists have treated patients with the latest surgical treatment options, ranging from minimally invasive mitral valve surgery, cardiac bypasses to implantable mechanical heart pumps and heart transplants.

Heart Transplant Handbook

This Heart Transplant handbook has been created for you and your family by the Saint Thomas Health Heart Transplant Team. It includes guidelines and information so you can begin learning what to expect during the evaluation phase, the waiting period, and after the transplant.


Cardiac Surgery Expertise

Saint Thomas Heart cardiovascular surgeons have received advanced training and offer their patients decades of first-hand experience in performing state-of-the-art cardiac procedures, including the following:

Valve Surgery

  • Robotic Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair Surgery
  • Mitra Clip
  • TAVR
  • Valve in valve Transcatheter Procedures

Heart Failure Surgery

  • Heart Transplant
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • ECMO
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive/Robotic Maze Procedure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure

Surgery for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

Cardiac Tumor Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Adult Congenital Surgery

Pulmonary Embolectomy/Thrombectomy

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • Arterial Revascularizations
  • Off Pump Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Surgery
  • Hybrid Coronary Surgery
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization