Since 1999, UnityPoint Health – Trinity has helped people access advanced heart disease treatments where they're most comfortable, close to home. Our open-heart surgery program has earned national recognition for consistently delivering safe, effective care. You receive services from an experienced surgical team that cares about you as an individual.
Open-Heart Surgery at Trinity: Why Choose Us?
Cardiac surgeons at Trinity Heart Center belong to Cardiac Surgery Associates (CSA), a group committed to cardiovascular surgery excellence. One surgeon is a full-time staff member at the heart center, enabling more people to benefit from seamless care. Receiving an evaluation, surgery and follow-up care from the same doctor makes it easier for you to focus on healing.
Additional highlights of our program include:
- National recognition: For the 2018–2019 reporting period, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons rated our program two out of three stars, placing us in the top 8% of programs nationwide. The rating reflects our ability to consistently help people achieve excellent results with low complication rates.
- Personalized care: Cardiac surgeons work with other heart team specialists when necessary to develop customized treatment plans. We use a broad range of tests, including advanced imaging studies, to meticulously plan your heart surgery. These efforts lead to efficient care tailored to your needs.
- Coordination: Heart surgeons and cardiologists combine their expertise to safely treat complex heart valve disease cases. We may use a hybrid minimally invasive surgical approach (catheterization) to implant a replacement valve. If catheterization doesn't go as planned, a surgeon can step in right away to help. Explore transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
- Cardiac treatment unit: Before and after surgery, you receive care in a unit dedicated to heart patients. You stay in a spacious, private room that feels like home. Specially trained cardiac nurses monitor you and keep you comfortable. And your loved ones can wait in a spacious, comfortable waiting area while you are in surgery.
Following open-heart surgery, you will likely need cardiac rehabilitation. Trinity is home to a nationally recognized program that teaches you how to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Completing the program helps you feel your best while lowering the risk of needing additional heart surgeries. Find out more about cardiac rehabilitation.
Open-Heart Surgeries We Offer
We perform some procedures using open-heart surgery. These offerings include:
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): Surgeons transplant blood vessels from another part of the body into the heart. The new vessels create an alternate route (bypass) around clogged arteries.
Valve repair or replacement: We repair damaged heart valves by loosening stiff tissue. If the valve can no longer do its job, we replace it with a valve made of donor tissue.
Connect with a member of our cardiovascular team by calling us at the Cardiac Surgery Associates office at 309-779-3111.