The comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program at Franciscan Health places world-class technology in the hands of highly-trained cardiac surgeons and nurses in exceptional facilities to produce phenomenal outcomes.
World-Class, State-of-the-Art Cardiovascular Surgery
Cardiovascular surgeries are performed on the heart muscle, valves, arteries and veins, or other parts of the heart (such as the aorta). Franciscan Health is at the forefront of new developments and new procedures made to increase the effectiveness of our surgeries and improve overall recovery for our patients.
Clinical excellence with innovative cardiovascular surgical treatments
Experienced cardiovascular surgeons at Franciscan Health have focused their careers on the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and can offer patients with complex heart conditions new hope that is not available at most hospitals.
We have experienced remarkable success in managing and treating complex cardiovascular procedures. Whether it’s open heart surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery or techniques involving next generation valve technology, the development and adoption of groundbreaking techniques have fortified Franciscan Health’s reputation for innovations in cardiac care.
Cardiovascular procedures offered by Franciscan Health include:
In aortic root and aorta surgery, the surgeon replaces the enlarged section with an artificial tube or graft and either sutures the valve inside the graft or replaces it with a mechanical or biological valve.
Franciscan Health surgeons have been pioneers in mitral valve repair and research. Mitral valve repair is the best option for nearly all patients with a leaking or narrowed mitral heart valve.
Many children who have congenital heart defects will not need treatment. For those who do, doctors can treat congenital heart defects with catheter procedures or surgery.
For patients for whom traditional open-heart surgery is not a viable option, a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is available as a treatment option at Franciscan Health - Indianapolis.
Not a surgery, TIPS is a procedure using a catheter to create new connections between two blood vessels in your liver. It helps blood to flow better and eases pressure on the veins in the stomach, esophagus, intestines and liver.
Heart valve replacement surgery removes severely damaged valves and replaces them with reliable, long-lasting heart valves. Franciscan Health offers a variety of valve replacement and repair surgical options.
Vascular surgery is a common treatment option for diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems. The surgeons of Franciscan Health use advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques for vascular surgery.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest.
Recovering from cardiovascular surgery
Our critical care nurses, respiratory therapists and technicians collaborate with other hospital specialists in order to provide the highest quality care and utilize the latest technology and equipment to provide a safe, peaceful environment for your recovery. Franciscan Health offers intensive and intermediate care and individualized cardiac rehabilitation services as integral parts of each patient's surgery recovery plan.