Cardiac Surgery

Each year, more than 10,000 surgeries take place at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. More than one-third of those are done by the cardiac surgeons of Jefferson Regional’s Heart Institute. Since its inception a decade ago, Heart Institute surgeons have performed more than 4,000 cardiac procedures: coronary artery bypass grafts, valve replacements and repairs, among many others.

The Heart Institute’s cardiac surgery and cardiology teams have earned Jefferson Regional five-star ratings from HealthGrades,® the nation’s most trusted independent source for physician information and hospital quality outcomes, for Coronary Bypass Surgery (2011 and 2012); Valve Surgery (2009 through 2012); Treatment of Heart Attack (2010 through 2012), and Treatment of Stroke (2008 through 2012).

Jefferson’s recent expansion of its surgical facility, a two-story, $17.5 million addition, features highly advanced video imaging systems, dedicated laboratory and pharmacy, and a unique, state-of-the-art wireless charting and documentation system for superior data collection, resulting in increased patient safety and patient outcomes, even in the most clinically complex cases.

The Cardiovascular Unit support staff – nurses, physician assistants, perfusionists, surgical and patient care technicians – is a seasoned group of clinical professionals each with an average of ten year’s surgical team experience, taking pride in providing excellent, personalized patient care within a technologically advanced environment.

Our Surgical Services

Cardiac Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery including Minimally-invasive Techniques
  • Valvular Surgery including Minimally-invasive Techniques
  • Complex Valvular Surgical Reconstruction
  • Adult Congenital Surgery

General Thoracic Surgery

  • Pulmonary Resections, including Minimally-invasive Techniques
  • Diagnostic Procedures including Bronchoscopy, Mediastinoscopy, and Thorascopic Video-assisted Procedures
  • Tracheal Procedures

Major Vessel Surgery

  • Ascending, Arch, Descending Thoracic, and Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Surgery
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aorta Repairs

Vascular Surgery

  • Carotid Artery Surgery
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, both Endovascular and Open Repair
  • Aortic Bypass Surgery
  • Femoral-Popliteal/Tibial Bypass Surgery

Arrythmia Surgery

  • Pacemaker and AICD Insertions
  • Surgical Correction of Atrial Fibrillation

    Esophageal Surgery


Educational Resources

We know that you will have a lot of questions when faced with cardiac surgery, which is why we've created two educational videos to help answer a lot of the questions you may have regarding cardiac surgery (watch the video) and the recovery process. (watch the video)  If you have additional questions, be sure to ask your cardiac surgeon.

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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