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Heart and vascular surgery

Cardiovascular surgeons work to repair damage done to the heart and blood vessels. Damage can be caused by heart diseases or disorders, including heart failure and congenital heart defects. Surgery is a vital part of treatment for many heart conditions.

Cardiothoracic surgery in Jacksonville

You deserve the best cardiovascular surgical care, and we are committed to providing it for you.

HCA Florida Memorial Hospital's cardiothoracic surgeons repair the damage done to the heart and blood vessels. This could be caused by heart diseases or disorders, including heart failure and congenital heart abnormalities. From coronary bypass surgery to open heart surgery, we use the latest surgical techniques, many of which are minimally invasive. Additionally, we have a specialized cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) and offer cardiac rehabilitation to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

Our heart and vascular surgery services

As part of our commitment to excellence in heart care, our cardiothoracic and vascular surgery program provides high-quality surgical options to meet your specific needs.

Conditions we treat

Our cardiac surgeons use both minimally invasive and open heart surgery to treat a variety of heart and blood vessel conditions, including:

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Aortic dissections
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Valve diseases
  • Vascular diseases

Types of cardiovascular surgery we perform

Procedures we offer include:

  • Complex mitral valve repairs
  • Open-heart surgery (traditional and minimally invasive)
  • Thoracoscopic maze (TT maze) procedure
  • Valve replacement surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgery

Our heart surgery team will work with you to determine if minimally invasive surgery is best for you. Minimally invasive heart surgery can be used for procedures such as:

  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Surgery to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib)
  • Valve surgeries, including mitral valve

Minimally invasive heart surgery has many advantages compared to traditional techniques, including:

  • Faster recovery times
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions
Cardiac ICU

Our cardiovascular ICU offers continuous monitoring and highly specialized care from a multidisciplinary team. They are focused solely on you and your heart health, and will work closely with your family to ensure you are receiving the treatment you need. If you need to stay in the cardiac ICU before or after your surgery, you will be in expert hands and have fast, direct access to all of the other cardiology services and specialists we offer.

Cardiac rehabilitation

After heart surgery, your doctor may recommend cardiac rehabilitation. Our cardiac rehabilitation program can help strengthen your heart, improve endurance and decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. We also offer a fitness center to help you rebuild strength in a supervised environment.

To learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program, please call (904) 702-6377.