Open Heart Surgery

Advances in Open Heart Surgery

St.Vincent Heart Center heart surgeons do more heart surgeries (open heart and minimally invasive) than any other heart care system in Indiana. Our cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists are nationally (and in many cases internationally) recognized for their expertise. These heart surgeons are pioneering safer methods for repairing the many parts of the heart and vital arteries. Our purpose is to restore heart function and quality of life and we do that with a Caring Spirit.

Our heart surgeons are actively involved in local and national clinical research efforts which benefits our patients immediately. Learn more about active clinical trials.

Advances in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Since 2012, our Interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons have been on the leading edge of transformative heart surgery. That means smaller incision and less invasive surgical tools using robot-assisted surgical techniques (the daVinci® technology).Since 2012, these surgeons and have been replacing the heart’s mitral valve without heart surgery. To learn more, see Dr. James Hermiller’s video about this transformative procedure and how patients have quicker recovery and very strong outcomes.

Quick Facts:

St.Vincent expertise using minimally invasive heart surgery techniques:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Maze procedures to prevent erratic electrical signals
  • Mitral valve surgery
  • Cardiothoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Trascatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR)
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)