Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at UnityPoint Health - Meriter

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Surgery can be an effective option for severe heart disease or a serious heart condition when all other non-surgical other treatments (lifestyle changes, medication and non-surgical procedures) aren't effective or may not be options.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic at UnityPoint Health - Meriter - Heart & Vascular Institute is home to leading-edge technology, outstanding outcomes and a world-class surgical team skilled in the region's most advanced procedures and techniques. Our cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons perform the most advanced procedures and techniques including:

Cardiovascular surgical services:

  • Adult congenital heart defect surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomies
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Repair of ventricular and thoracic aneurysms
  • Surgical cardiac ablation
  • TMR Laser Transmyocardial revascularization
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve replacement and repair

Thoracic surgical services:

  • Chest wall surgeries
  • Lung resections
  • Mediastinal surgeries
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Video assisted thoracic surgery

Cardiac anesthesiologists are a critical part of our surgical team. Along with being board-certified specialists in anesthesia, they have extensive experience in cardiac anesthesiology, giving them the expertise needed to meet all surgical needs.