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Heart Services at Tripler Army Medical Center

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Services provided:
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) - We do most of our CABGs off pump with the heart beating and not connected to the heart-lung machine. When the vein from the leg is used, we remove it using a small incision using an endoscopic minimally invasive technique.


  • Valve Surgery - Whenever possible, we preserve your valve by repairing it. If a replacement is required, mechanical or tissue valves are used.


  • Aortic Surgery - We do both aortic aneurysm surgery and aortic dissection surgery. Wherever possible, we try to preserve the aortic valve using different techniques. In certain patients, we insert thoracic stent grafts percutaneously, avoiding major surgery.


  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation - We use different modes to perform this surgery. This is usually done in conjunction with an open heart procedure.


  • Surgery of cardiac tumors - Cardiac tumors are rare, but can be safely removed, in certain instances.


  • Thoracic Surgery - All surgeries to the lung and chest are performed here. Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery is performed frequently, whenever possible.


  • What you can expect after your surgery:
    The average stay after heart surgery is one day in the ICU and between 2-6 days on the telemetry ward. You will be in your own individual room during your entire stay. Physical Therapy will be provided to get you in the best possible shape for life at home. You will receive dietary counseling and offered smoking cessation program information. Our nurse educator/clinical nurse specialist will provide you and your family education on how to manage your postoperative period and will also connect you to different agencies available for additional support.

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