When you learn you have a heart condition, you want a team of cardiac surgeons that provide the highest level of care possible. Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates (CTVSA) offers extensive cardiac services to treat and manage a wide variety of heart conditions. Our Illinois cardiac surgeons perform advanced procedures, such as open-heart surgery, heart transplant surgery, TAVR, valve repair and replacement, and more.
CTVSA brings together board-certified physicians who have extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating diseases of the heart, chest, and circulatory system. Every member of our Chicagoland cardiac surgery teams is dedicated to excellence and individualized care.
Cardiac surgery at CTVSA focuses on procedures to treat conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. These conditions may include:
- Coronary artery disease develops when plaque builds up inside the heart’s major blood vessels
- Valvular disease affects the valves that prevent blood from flowing backward inside blood vessels in between heartbeats
- Angina, characterized by chest pain, which is often a symptom of coronary artery disease
- Atrial fibrillation, characterized by an irregular and often rapid heart rate
We also perform heart transplant surgery to save lives, improve the quality of life, and increase the lifespan of patients who are seriously ill with cardiac problems.
Prior to any type of heart surgery, our patients consult with our team of healthcare professionals. During this consultation, patients and their caregivers learn about cardiac surgery, ask questions, and meet our dedicated cardiac care team.
Our team of dedicated and highly trained thoracic, vascular, and heart surgeons hold board certifications from The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, The American Board of Vascular Surgery, The American Board of Internal Medicine, and The American Board of Surgery. CTVSA also has UNOS Designated Heart Surgeons and holds a certification as a UNOS heart transplant center.
CTVSA is one of the few cardiac surgery practices in the Chicagoland area that offers this variety of specialized heart procedures and surgeries. Every member of our team strives to help each of our patients become healthier and lead the lives they desire, without the complications heart problems can bring.
We offer extensive cardiac services to treat and manage a wide array of cardiac conditions. Read below to see each of the areas we specialize in to see which area can improve your overall health.