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How can we care for you today?

The Dignity Health Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons offer a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of thoracic diseases, including lung, and chest disorders. Each patient will be evaulated for the most appropriate care plan and surgical approach that is individualized to their condition.

Conditions treated

Cardiovascular conditions we treat include:

Aortic Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Heart Valve Disease


Rheumatic Heart Valve Disease

Atrial Fibrillation

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Dissection

Heart Attack

Convergent Procedure

Ablation Surgery


Cardiac Surgeries:

Valvar Stenosis or insufficiency

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) 

Minimally Invasive Mitral valve repair/replacement 

Minimally Invasive Aortic valve replacement

Tricuspid Valve Surgery

Aortic Valve Surgery

MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Aortic Root Replacement

Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Septal Myomectomy


Minimally invasive cardiac surgeries:

Minimally invasive aortic valve repair/replacement

Minimally invasive Mitral valve repair/replacement


Minimally invasive LIMA to LAD coronary artery bypass surgery

Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

What is vascular surgery?

Vascular diseases include any condition that affects your arteries and/or veins.


Vascular conditions treated:

Peripheral Artery Disease

Abnormal Aortic Aneurysm

Carotid Artery Disease

Arteriovenous Malformation

Critical limb-threatening ischemia


Vascular Surgery:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) repair open or endovascular

Carotid Endarterectomy

Peripheral Vascular Bypass

Dialysis access grafting

Thoracic conditions treated:

Thoracic disorders are conditions of the  lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm and great vessels


Thoracic conditions treated:

Noncancerous (benign) lung diseases/tumors

Chest reconstruction

Malignant cancer and tumors including lung and esophageal


Lung Nodules

Mediastinal Masses

Advanced Technology

Robotic-assisted surgery is a type of surgical procedure that is done using a robotic system.

It was developed to overcome the limitations of pre-existing minimally invasive surgical procedures and to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.

While every case is different, Robotic surgeries are known for reducing down time after surgery.

To perform a procedure with a robot in the operating room, the medical doctor needs to be trained


Video-assisted surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest.  Using a tiny camera through small incisions the camera transmits images onto a video monitor. This empowers the provider with images that help the doctor during the procedure.