When You Need Heart Surgery, You Need a Leader
Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s three board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeons are at the forefront of bringing advanced open-heart surgery and thoracic surgery techniques to Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Cardiothoracic surgery includes open-heart surgeries such as heart bypass and valve replacement as well as minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures on the heart, lungs and other organs in the chest.
Our cardiothoracic surgeons performed more than 500 heart bypass or valve procedures last year and have an average of about 25 years’ experience .
They have the experience, expertise and easy access you’d expect from Louisville’s health care leader.
Expertise, Experience and Skill
The Norton Cardiothoracic Surgery team is dedicated to providing the latest surgery and treatment options focused on improving your quality of life. Our cardiothoracic specialists are at the forefront of the latest medical advancements for treatment of coronary artery disease, aortic valve disease, mitral valve disease, congenital defects of the heart, enlarged hearts and other major problems.
Norton Cardiothoracic Surgery provides the latest in surgical procedures. Some state-of-the-art procedures include:
- Coronary artery bypass graft
- Off-pump heart bypass surgery
- Transmyocardial revascularization
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Maze procedure for A-fib
- Valve repair/replacement
- Atrial fibrillation surgery
- Convergent procedure, a minimally invasive treatment for A-fib
- Minimally invasive valve surgery
Interventional cardiologists can treat many blockages with angioplasty — a minimally invasive procedure that threads a catheter with a tool on the end through the artery to clear a blockage. But if the blockage is extreme, or if too many arteries are blocked, a bypass performed by a cardiothoracic surgeon may be necessary.
If the blockage is in the left coronary artery — the one responsible for catastrophic heart attacks — the blockage is so risky that a surgeon will perform a bypass.
So many of your body’s functions are primarily located in the chest, and our cardiothoracic surgeons work closely with physicians across Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, including cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and heart failure, to bring you complete, multidisciplinary heart care.