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Cardiovascular Surgery

At St. Joseph Health Heart Center, our nationally recognized heart surgeons devote every ounce of energy and all available resources to continually improving the heart surgery techniques we provide.

We know the absolute importance of constantly improving our knowledge and skill. That’s why we never stop exploring, testing, and advancing our heart surgery abilities.

Heart surgery is part of our comprehensive cardiac program at St. Joseph Health. Your post-surgery quality of life depends on effective monitoring and management. We’re fully prepared with the people, procedures, equipment and screenings to help you properly manage your health after heart surgery. Our heart clinic and surgical program is the only one of its kind in the Brazos Valley region. St. Joseph Health has repeatedly achieved top ratings in its cardiac and vascular surgery programs. Five-star ratings have been earned in coronary intervention procedures and carotid surgery.

State-of-the-art heart surgery suites and a team of experts.

St. Joseph Health heart surgeons are part of a highly skilled and experienced cardiac team. Our expert heart care staff also includes nurses, nurse practitioners, nutrition specialists (dietitians), physical therapists, social workers, and others trained in heart disease treatment.

The compassion of our cardiac team is a critical part of our ability to provide absolutely exceptional care for our patients. From initial diagnosis to treatments that may include surgery, our heart specialists work together to provide a team approach to coordinate your care and keep you in control.

With 16 full-service operating rooms in our surgery center, a 22-bed ambulatory surgery unit for outpatient procedures and operating rooms available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support our emergency department—the region's only Level II Trauma Center, you won’t find another hospital that is equipped quite like St. Joseph Health.

Our heart surgeons expertly perform many complex procedures.

  • Coronary bypass
  • Heart failure surgery
  • Heart valve surgery such as heart valve repair and heart valve replacement
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Tricuspid valve regurgitation
  • Ventricular assist devices (VADs) implantation and total artificial heart

It’s your heart. And it’s our passion.

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