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People with heart disease almost always need care from a cardiologist. A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of heart diseases. For some patients with heart disease, surgery is the best treatment option. When heart surgery is necessary, Vanderbilt has one of the country's best teams ready to help.
Surgery might be required for many reasons, including:
Our cardiac surgery services fall into four major categories: