When you learn you have a heart condition, you want a team of cardiac physicians that can offer you the highest level of care available. Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates (CTVSA) offers extensive cardiac services to treat and manage a wide variety of heart conditions. Our surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, including open-heart surgery, minimally invasive and transcatheter approaches to valve replacement, heart assist devices and transplant surgery, among many 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 cardiac surgery team is dedicated to excellence and individualized patient care.
Cardiac surgery at CTVSA focuses on procedures to treat conditions affecting the cardiothoracic and vascular systems. 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
Prior to any type of heart surgery, 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 is comprised of highly trained surgeons, nurse practitioners and staff. Our surgeons are all board certified in their specialty, holding 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. With decades of experience behind them, our physicians offer an exceptional experience to all our patients.
CTVSA is one of the busiest cardiothoracic and vascular surgery groups in the state of Illinois, performing thousands of surgeries each year. Along with the extensive list of services to treat and manage a wide array of conditions, our physicians are focused on caring for our patients and helping them lead healthier lives.
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.