Most patients are referred to a cardiac surgeon by their cardiologist once a heart problem is diagnosed. Cardiac surgeons specialize in surgery that is needed to correct heart problems that cannot be treated with medication or other non-invasive approaches. This could include bypassing blocked heart arteries, repairing or replacing a heart valve, removing a heart tumor or repairing other heart structures that may be damaged.
Adventist Medical Group Cardiovascular Surgery, led by Paul Massimiano, MD, offers comprehensive, cutting-edge heart procedures and patient care. Our cardiac surgeons are the most experienced minimally invasive heart valve surgeons in the Washington region.
For patients who qualify, minimally invasive heart surgery offers excellent outcomes with less pain, shorter recovery time and smaller scars than open-heart surgery. These procedures include:
- Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Heart Surgery Procedures
-Heart valve (aortic, mitral, tricuspid) repair or replacement surgery, including minimally invasive techniques
-Coronary artery bypass grafting
-Thoracic aortic procedures
-Atrial fibrillation (Maze) surgery
-Cardiac tumor surgery
-Endoscopic vein harvesting
-Surgery for heart failure