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Heart specialists at Silver Cross perform a wide range of life-saving cardiac surgery procedures and are experts at treating coronary artery blockages, aneurysms, faulty heart valves, abnormal heart rhythms, and heart failure.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

To bypass a blocked artery and improve blood flow, a heart surgeon connects a blood vessel taken from the leg, arm or chest and connects it to arteries in your heart.

Heart Valve Repair and Replacement

A heart surgeon replaces a damaged heart valve with a mechanical valve or a biological valve made from heart tissue taken from a pig (porcine) or cow (bovine). 

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Surgeons at Silver Cross repair weakened areas of the aorta via open surgery and endovascular approaches using a catheter (thin tube) inserted into an artery or vein. 

Arrhythmia Treatments

Heart specialists offer a wide variety of treatments to correct abnormal heart rhythms, including implanting devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). 

Heart Defect Surgery

Structural heart disease problems can cause openings, or holes, in the heart. Heart specialists can close these openings, known as septal defects and patent foramen ovale (PFO). 

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.