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Cardiac Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a complete range of Cardiac Surgery options, from conventional surgery to advanced hybrid techniques. Our surgery experts can treat your heart disease, no matter how complex.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all cardiac conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Tarek S. Absi

Tarek S. AbsiMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Valve Center, Ischemic Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Keki Balsara

Keki BalsaraMD, MBA

    Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplantation, Carotid Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Assist Devices, Surgery for Cardiac Infections
David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    Cardiac/Heart Transplantation, Congenital Heart Diseases, ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Jordan Hoffman

Jordan HoffmanMD

    Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Assist Devices, Heart Transplant, Heart Transplantation

Why Choose Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • Knowledge and experience in surgery

    We perform some of the most complex surgeries, such as repair of congenital heart conditions and re-operative heart surgery. We are one of the largest heart transplant programs in the U.S. We lead the nation in performing such advanced procedures as pulmonary endarterectomy, hybrid approaches to aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive valve surgery and multi-organ transplant.

  • Skilled clinicians

    Doctors all over the world refer their heart patients to Vanderbilt. Because we treat so many people with heart disease, we have the expertise to offer you the best possible care.

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • Latest technology

    As an industry leader, we develop and refine the latest cardiac care — for example, less invasive surgical procedures, and methods that combine open and catheter-based techniques. We also have been among the first to provide advanced support technologies, such as mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Vanderbilt Cardiac Surgeon Operates on Father and Son

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Aortic dissection repair
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    Coronary bypass
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    Heart transplant
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    Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
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    Open heart surgery
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    Pulmonary endarterectomy
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    Surgical approaches to atrial and ventricular arrhythmias

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