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Cardiac Surgery

With over four decades of cardiac surgery, you can trust Saint Vincent Hospital for expert cardiac surgery. We’re committed to providing you with a full continuum of care that can give you the best possible surgical outcomes.

Surgical Procedures

Since performing the first Worcester-area open-heart surgery in 1959, Saint Vincent Hospital has offered advanced procedures for a range of conditions. Cardiac surgical procedures offered at Saint Vincent include:

  • Aortic valve replacement: Surgery in which an incision is made in the aorta and the valve is removed and replaced with a tissue or mechanical valve. This is often used to treat conditions like aortic stenosis or aortic regurgitation. We also offer the innovative transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure for high-risk patients.
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery/Maze procedure: Usually done alongside another heart surgery, the Maze procedure is designed to form scar tissue that disrupts abnormal electrical impulses in the heart and restores a normal heartbeat.
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting: This is an operation designed to sew bypass grafts into the coronary arteries beyond areas of blockage, improving blood flow and relieving symptoms of chest pain.
  • Mitral valve surgery: Surgery to either repair or replace the mitral valve in your heart, ensuring that blood keeps flowing through the heart. Click here to learn more about Mitral Valve Surgery & the MitraClip.
  • Other cardiac procedures: Other cardiac procedures offered at Saint Vincent include aortic aneurysm, other valve and surgical procedures.

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