Cardiac Surgical Treatments

The Heart Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center offers a comprehensive cardiac program, treating a variety of heart conditions. For those conditions requiring surgical treatments, our Cardiac Surgery Center offers decades of experience and world-renowned surgeons who have performed more than 18,000 heart surgeries since the program was established.

For more information on heart surgery or to schedule an appointment, call us at 314-996-3627 or contact us online.

Aneurysm Repair

A lifesaving surgical procedure that is used to replace a weakened and “bulging” section (aneurysm) in the aorta.

Valve Replacement or Repair

Surgeries to repair or replace the mitral or aortic valves. These valves are on the left side of the heart, and play a key role maintaining a one-way flow of blood, opening and closing with each heartbeat. The Ross Procedure is a cardiac surgery operation where a diseased aortic valve is replaced with the person's own pulmonary valve. A pulmonary homograft (valve taken from a cadaver) is then used to replace the patient's own pulmonary valve.

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery and Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Several surgical options are available to treat atrial fibrillation and thereby restore patients to a regular heart beat rhythm and reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation. The choice of procedure depends greatly on the cause of a patient’s atrial fibrillation.

Carotid Endarterectomy

This is the most common surgical treatment to remove plaque and restore healthy blood flow in the carotid artery, the vessels leading to the head and brain.

Congenital Heart Surgery

These surgeries correct heart defects present from birth that can disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. These defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and the arteries and veins near the heart.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

The most common kind of heart surgery, this involves sewing a section of blood vessel from the leg, arm or chest wall to bypass a part of a diseased coronary artery. This creates a new route for blood to flow, so that the heart muscle will get the oxygen-rich blood it needs to function properly.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

The new procedure, called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), allows a team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to insert a new valve inside your diseased valve without open heart surgery. The new valve is put in place through a catheter that is inserted through the groin or between the ribs.

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization

A surgical procedure, which uses a laser to make 20-45 "channels," or small holes, directly into the heart muscle. The outside of the heart muscle seals up immediately. The surgery has been shown to reduce angina and improve the quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease.

Vascular Surgeries

Surgeries to treat various types of aneurysms, including thoracic, abdominal and renal aneurysms; upper extremity occlusive disease; arterial occlusive disease; carotid artery disease; venous disease; and lower extremity occlusive arterial disease.

For more information on cardiac surgical treatments or to schedule an appointment at the Cardiac Surgery Center, call MoBap at 314-996-3627 or contact us online.

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