Cardiothoracic Surgery

Programs

Heart Transplant Surgery and Ventricular Assist Devices
A heart transplant is a major but common operation to replace a patient's failing heart with a fully functional one from a deceased heart donor.

Lung and Esophageal Surgery
The esophagus is a muscular tube that extends from the neck to the abdomen and connects the back of the throat to the stomach. Blockage or restriction of the esophagus may require total or partial removal. Reconstruction and reconnection of the esophagus would follow. 

Pediatric Heart Surgery
The Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Program is renowned in the Southwest for its comprehensive state-of-the-art surgical treatment of children, adolescents and adults with complex congenital and acquired heart disease.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
The TAVR procedure is for patients with aortic valve stenosis who, for a variety of health reasons, are not candidates for other types of open-heart surgery.