Patients and their families have the assurance of care from an accomplished and dedicated staff that is committed to the successful outcomes it has achieved for so many patients. The Lourdes team can often perform surgery while the heart is still beating, thereby eliminating the need for heart-lung bypass during the procedure. The center’s cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in such procedures as coronary bypass grafting, and valve repairs and replacement, as well as aneurysm surgery.
Learn more about the following areas of cardiothoracic surgery at Lourdes:
- coronary artery disease
- valve conditions
- cardiac arrhythmia
- heart failure
- congenital conditions
- lung cancer
- aneurysms and dissections
other surgery (chest wall, diaphragm, esophagus, reflux disease, hiatal hernia, trachea, thymus gland, sympathetic nerves)
Following heart surgery, patients benefit from care in a special, cardiac intensive-care unit designed to meet the unique needs of heart patients. With the help ofadvanced technology, highly skilled and caring nurses and physicians monitor and manage patient progress, as they assist in each individual’s healing and recovery.
|HealthGrades® ranks Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in the Top 6 centers in New Jersey for cardiac surgery and gives Lourdes a Five-Star rating for coronary bypass surgery and valve surgery.
See complete ratings.Robotic heart surgery is available only at advanced centers such as Lourdes, where specialists use it primarily for coronary artery bypass surgery, though the procedure can also be applied to heart valve surgery or surgery for heart rhythm problems. An enhancement of laparoscopic surgery, this technology makes heart surgery far less invasive while adding precision to all surgical steps.