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Our cardiac surgery program offers a full complement of surgical interventions, including:
- coronary artery bypass
- valve replacement
- congenital cardiac surgery
- minimally-invasive cardiac surgery
- off-pump coronary bypass
- surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
We also offer comprehensive treatment for congestive heart failure and end-stage lung diease, including:
Finally, our program is an integral part of the Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases at Johns Hopkins, one of only a few centers in the world that provides comprehensive management and surgical repair of aortic diseases, having particular expertise with patients suffering from Marfan syndrome.
In addition to offering ground-breaking technology, our surgical program provides patients with the advantage of an on-site multi-disciplinary team of cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, physical therapists, and social workers.
This team often expands to include immediate care from on-site physicians from every medical specialty required. Our multi-disciplinary approach and expertise has gained us the reputation of being the best-prepared surgical practice to handle procedures that may be complex and/or complicated by underlying illness or age.
Our large volume, consisting of many complex and complicated procedures in all areas, including pediatric and aortic cardiac procedures, assures patients that they are receiving the best care possible from some of the most experienced and expertly skilled surgeons in the world.
Aortic Dissection | Rodney's Story
Rodney M. was airlifted to Johns Hopkins after experiencing sudden chest discomfort, leg numbness and excruciating pain. The culprit of his symptoms was a life-threatening tear in his aorta, the vessel that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Rodney promptly underwent a highly complex emergency surgery during which Dr. Jennifer Lawton repaired his aorta and set him on the road to recovery.
These same surgeons are committed to continually studying and evaluating new methods of surgical treatment and improving surgical outcomes through clinical and laboratory research in such areas as protection of the brain and neurological systems during bypass operations and the future use of stem cells for concomitant procedures in patients with congestive heart failure. Often, patients will benefit from new therapies not readily available at other hospitals.
Part of our commitment to delivering the best patient care is providing individuals with as much quality information regarding an illness and treatment as is required to make them feel comfortable with their options and choices. The Johns Hopkins Hospital will continue to provide the best patient care and most innovative treatment options to our patients and their families.
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