Cardiovascular Surgery | UnityPoint Health Quad Cities

Cardiovascular Surgery

Our Cardiovascular Surgeons perform over 4,000 procedures a year, and have received numerous distinctions and awards for their cardiology care over the years including:

  • Double Board-Certified/Board-Eligible
  • Positive outcomes are over 8 times better than the national average
  • Rated the best in the Quad-Cities for cardiac services
  • Rated the best in the Quad-Cities for heart surgeries for the third year in a row
  • Rated in the top 10% of hospitals for cardiac care in the nation
  • Earned the highest 3-star status from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The following surgical procedures are often used in the evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Consult your physician or heart care professional for more specific information on these topics.

Coronary Artery Bypass

A surgical procedure in which small portions of veins or arteries are taken from one part of the body and transplanted into the heart to bypass clogged coronary arteries of the heart.

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization

This laser procedure treats angina, which is heart pain caused by coronary disease or blockages of the coronary arteries. Lasers create tiny holes in the heart, which then close up. The procedure promotes the growth of new blood vessels in the heart.

Valvuloplasty

A procedure in which a catheter with a large balloon is used to open a heart valve that has become narrowed usually as the result of scarring. The catheter is guided through the aorta to the valve, and once in place within the leaflets, the balloon is inflated until the leaflets are loosened. The balloon is then deflated and withdrawn from the body.

Valve Repair

A surgical procedure in which a damaged valve is repaired by loosening stiff valve leaflets or tightening loose valve leaflets.

Valve Replacement

In this surgical procedure, a mechanical or tissue valve is transplanted into the heart to replace the damaged valve.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

A procedure to repair a weakened portion of the aorta located in the abdomen.

Additional Heart Information

For more information on heart surgery procedures or for a physician referral, call My UnityPoint Nurse at  (800) 424-3258 or visit Find a Doctor

To learn about our cardiac team, rehabilitation options and heart disease conditions, please proceed to Trinity's Heart Center.