Some heart and vascular conditions can be treated with medications or by minimally invasive procedures. Others, however, may require heart and vascular surgery. Baptist’s cardiologists have experience performing a wide range of heart and vascular surgical vascular procedures and cardiac surgeries.
Artificial Heart Valve Surgery
When a dysfunctional or diseased heart valve needs to be replaced, artificial heart valve surgery may be the proper treatment method. Some valves are mechanical, and some are biological. This heart procedure restores correct function to the heart by replacing the diseased valve with a healthy one. This type of heart surgery is invasive and does involve cutting of the skin.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
One of the most common types of cardiovascular surgery, bypass surgery improves the blood supply to the heart, relieves chest pain (angina), decreases heart attack risk and improves heart function for physical activity. This invasive procedure takes arteries or veins from other parts of the body (known as grafts) and uses them to "bypass" a blocked artery and restore blood flow to the heart.
When no other cardiac surgery is effective or is an appropriate option to restore heart health, a person may require a heart transplant. This procedure is a proven method to restore complete heart function. Learn more about heart transplants.
Limited-Access Coronary Artery Surgery
This minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to a traditional coronary artery bypass surgery. It is conducted to manage blood flow to the heart by improving blood supply that has been limited by a blocked or clogged artery. It can relieve chest pain (angina), reduce heart attack risk and improve physical ability.