Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our Services

Cardiothoracic Surgery provides consultative and therapeutic services for the surgical treatment of cardiac and pulmonary diseases. We provide cardiothoracic surgical services for conventional, as well as minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Cardiac Surgery

Each day, thousands of people in the U.S. have heart surgery. The Division of Cardiac Surgery at CTS offers both proven surgical modalities and new, minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of coronary artery disease, thoracic aortic aneurysm, valvular disease, and arrhythmias. These procedures include:

Fact:

The first Heart Bypass surgery performed in the U.S. was on May 2, 1960 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center by a team of four doctors.


Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at CTS offers the most advanced surgical and diagnostic experience and technology to accurately diagnose, treat and provide rehabilitation for patients with thoracic diseases and abnormalities of the lungs and chest cavity. This requires substantial knowledge of diagnostic and surgical procedures such as:

Fact:

Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries.


Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, also referred to as laparoscopic surgery, involves a CardioThoracic surgeon making one or more small incisions in the chest using specially designed instruments. It does not require cutting open the chest and dividing the breastbone, as does traditional heart surgery. Because it's less invasive, this surgery offers many benefits including: Less trauma to the body, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery

Fact:

Minimally invasive surgery can be used for a variety of heart procedures, including coronary bypass surgery, mitral valve repair, atrial septal defect (ASD or PFO) closure, or mitral valve replacement.