Wise Health System is your partner against heart disease. Working with an interdisciplinary team of specialists who collaborate to treat patients with complex heart and valve conditions, cardiac surgeons at Wise Health System provide a full range of standard and leading-edge procedures.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Coronary artery bypass grafting is a common surgical treatment for treating coronary heart disease. In this procedure, a blood vessel taken from another part of the body is used to route blood around blockages in the coronary arteries to restore adequate circulation of blood to the heart.
Heart Valve Surgery
Heart valve surgery is a procedure to treat heart valve disease. Heart valves keep blood flowing in the correct direction through your heart. Heart valve disease causes one or more of the four valves to not function properly. During heart valve surgery, your surgeon repairs or replaces the affected heart valves.
Mitral valve surgery repairs or replaces the mitral valve in your heart. The mitral valve keeps blood flowing from the left atrium of the heart and into the left ventricle. If the mitral valve is hardened, blood is prevented from moving forward. If the mitral valve is too loose, blood tends to flow backwards. Both of these conditions cause symptoms and may require mitral valve surgery.
A mini-sternotomy for aortic valve repair or replacement involves an incision made from the sternal notch to the third intercostal space. In a mini-sternotomy, the sternum is only partially split, resulting in less pain, less bleeding, and quicker recovery time without decreasing the effectiveness of the procedure.
Congenital Heart Surgery
This type of heart surgery treats congenital heart disease, a disease that results in a malformation of the heart that exists at birth. This defect results from the failure of the heart or major blood vessel to mature normally during gestation. These heart defects may be readily apparent at birth or may be discovered later in life.
Aortic surgery repairs damage to the aorta, the aorta is the large artery that leaves the heart and provides oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. There are a number of diseases and conditions that can cause the aorta to dilate (to widen) or can cause aortic dissection (to tear) including hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, genetic condistions, and injuries.