Silver Cross Hospital

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When diagnostic tests reveal a need for treatment, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology procedures and open heart surgery are performed by a cardiovascular specialist or cardiac surgeon in our state-of-the-art Procedural Care Unit on the second floor of the Hospital. Specific treatments include:

Open Heart Surgery
Silver Cross offers comprehensive surgical care for even the most complex conditions. Our experienced professionals specialize in open heart surgeries that most effectively treat heart conditions, while minimizing recovery time and maximizing the best possible outcomes. Procedures include coronary artery bypass surgery and valve repair. Coronary artery bypass grafting is the most common type of open heart surgery performed on adults today. This procedure is often used for patients suffering from coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis. Using a revascularization process, a portion of a healthy blood vessel from elsewhere in the body is used to create a new path around the blocked part of the blood vessel. This restores the flow of oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the heart. 

Cardiac Catheterization
A tiny incision allows a narrow, flexible plastic tube to pass through the patient’s blood vessel into the arteries. X-rays can reveal artery narrowing or blockages. This procedure lasts approximately one hour.

Angioplasty & Cardiac Stenting
A small balloon is placed in the narrow or blocked area of the artery, and is then inflated and deflated to relieve the blockage and allow blood to flow freely to the heart. A small stent is sometimes placed in the artery to reduce the chance of blockage reoccurring. This procedure lasts approximately one to two hours.

Catheter Ablation
When the heart beats too fast, specially designed catheters are used to destroy the cells disrupting the heart’s rhythm. This procedure lasts approximately one to two hours.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
Performed by an electrophysiologist, a small, lightweight device is placed inside the body to maintain and correct the heart’s rhythm.

Peripheral Vascular Studies

Dye is injected into the legs’ arteries through a catheter to find blockages, which can be treated through angioplasty and stent placement. This procedure lasts approximately one hour.

Renal Artery Angiography
Dye is injected into the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys through a catheter to find blockages, which can be treated through angioplasty and stent placement. This procedure lasts approximately one to one-and-one-half hours.

Permanent Pacemaker Implants
A small device—which regulates heartbeat—is implanted through the chest while the patient is under local anesthesia. This procedure lasts approximately two to three hours.

Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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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.