Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Throughout the Aurora Health Care system we have expert surgeons who are able to care for multiple conditions affecting the heart and lungs. Our experienced team of surgeons has cared for patients from all over the US and internationally.

They treat many surgical conditions including: Aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, valve diseases such as aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve regurgitation/stenosis, diseases of the tricuspid/pulmonic valves, heart failure and many lung/chest conditions including lung cancer and fluid collections (pleural effusion).

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There are also specialists available to care for many other medical problems that may impact your recovery, and access to those specialists is one of the great things about Aurora Health Care. This includes experts in care of lung problems, cardiologist and heart rhythm specialists and intensive care doctors may be part of the team caring for you. These doctors have a great deal of experience caring for complex patients.

There are also cardiac rehab personnel, physical, occupational and speech therapists, dieticians, respiratory therapists and pharmacists who are specialists in caring for patients after heart and lung surgeries. Our CV Surgery program also integrates complimentary medicine to ease your pain and assist with relaxation.

Why Choose Aurora for Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery?

Aurora Health Care has extensive experience performing all types of open-heart surgeries and lung surgeries. Our teams include a surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating room nurses, surgical techs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, who are specially trained and experienced in open-heart/lung surgeries.

You will see members of your team at your doctor’s visit before surgery, during your surgery and hospital stay, and afterward at follow-up visits. Our teams help make sure you get the care you need before, during and after your surgery.

Many Aurora surgeons are involved in research and clinical trials to stay on the cutting edge of surgical technology and techniques. To take care of your other medical needs, they work closely with other specialists, including cardiologists and doctors who specialize in diabetes, lung conditions and other disorders.

Aurora doctors are conveniently located throughout eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Find a doctor or heart specialist near you. To get a second opinion or if you need assistance finding a provider, please call 888-649-6892.