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Advanced heart surgery

At TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery, our surgeons are committed to providing exceptional heart care. We lead the nation in developing minimally invasive cardiac surgical techniques, allowing for faster recovery times and less pain.

Patient forms

We make sure you have quick online access to patient forms and paperwork so you can easily get the care you need right when you need it.

We make sure you have quick online access to patient forms and paperwork so you can easily get the care you need right when you need it.

About TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery

From the first consultation through postoperative follow-up care, our team is committed to providing effective, innovative care. Our objective is to keep you and your family well informed and on the path to optimal recovery.

Cardiovascular surgery vs. cardiothoracic surgery

Understanding your condition is an essential part of the care process, but so is knowing the distinction between our surgical specialties:

  • Cardiothoracic surgery — This type of surgery relates to the heart, as well as the lungs, esophagus and upper abdomen. Examples of cardiothoracic procedures include lung cancer surgery, bronchoplasty and ascending aorta replacements for aortic aneurysms.
  • Cardiovascular surgery — This type of surgery specifically relates to conditions of the heart, its valves and structures, as well as the blood vessels that pump blood to the heart. Examples of cardiovascular surgeries include heart valve surgery, transcatheter structural heart surgery and coronary artery bypass.

Services we offer

Following any type of cardiac event, our top priority is getting you back to normal activities as soon as possible. We offer a range of services designed to do this, whether that is surgery, cardiac rehabilitation or nonsurgical therapy.

Surgeries we perform

While our surgeons are equipped to perform complex open-heart surgical procedures, we also prioritize minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. These procedures can significantly reduce hospital stays, recovery time, pain and scarring. No matter your condition, no matter the level of complexity required for your surgery, we offer access to a wide variety of procedures, including:

  • Aortic valve replacement surgery
  • Arrhythmia ablation
  • Cardiopulmonary transplantation
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Heart attack care
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Percutaneous and minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transplant for heart failure
  • Vascular and endovascular surgery

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehab is designed to meet your needs following a heart attack or heart surgery. It can also be beneficial if you're managing conditions such as angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, tobacco abuse and high stress levels. When you engage in our rehab program, we provide you with all the necessary information to make permanent lifestyle changes so your heart can remain healthy.

Patients who participate in cardiac rehab often experience:

  • A decrease in blood pressure and an increase in good cholesterol
  • Enhanced heart health
  • Improved stress management
  • Increased strength and stamina

Anticoagulation therapy

Sometimes, surgery may not be necessary, so we make sure to offer nonsurgical options for your heart condition. With a medication-driven treatment plan, we work closely with you, your cardiologist and your primary care physician to make sure all of your medications are working together to address your condition.

When pursuing anticoagulation therapy or treatment with medications that prevent blood clots, we will primarily use blood thinners. Blood thinners help prevent heart attacks and strokes, as well as blood clots in veins, arteries and lungs that may occur because of an abnormal heartbeat or heart valve replacement.

Visiting our facility

Our office is located on the campus of TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

What to expect when having heart surgery

Preparing for your visit

We strive to inform patients about financial expectations regarding healthcare services and prepare them for upcoming procedures.

Health Portal

With our patient portal, you have the ability to securely connect with your doctors, schedule appointments and review your personal medical history, all online or via the app.

Make a payment

Our online payment platform allows you to view your bill for multiple providers and pay according to what works best for you, whether that means you split one payment evenly across your providers or you pay individual balances.

Patient rights and responsibilities 

While you're in our care, we believe an important part of your patient experience is knowing what to expect from us and understanding our commitment to you and your health.