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Open Heart Surgery

It’s a good feeling to know you don’t have to make the trip to Pittsburgh if you or a loved one needs heart surgery. Because skilled cardiothoracic surgeons, intensively trained support staff, and world-class facilities are right here in Westmoreland County, at Excela Health.
Our surgeons, with a reputation for excellence in patient care, surgical outcomes and clinical research, perform on average more than 350 heart surgeries every year, from minimally invasive procedures for hearts and lungs to intense and specialized cardiac valve replacement and repair.  Further, they perform:

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), creating new paths for blood flow to the heart muscle around narrowed or blocked blood vessels.

Pacemaker and automatic defibrillator implantation

LV remodeling surgery

• Atrial fibrillation surgical ablation

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the support of a failing heart.

• Surgical treatment for benign and malignant chest wall and lung diseases, surgically removing cancerous growths to improve heart or lung function.

Anti-arrhythmia surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgical Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best
Excela Health's cardiothoracic surgical program is ranked among the nation's best by Consumer Reports in print and online at consumerreports.org/health.  The Excela Health physician practice of Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Associates is rated among the Top 10 percent nationally, having received the highest rating possible from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) two years in a row, making Excela Health a wise choice.  Known for its data-rich comparisons of products and services to help consumers make informed choices, Consumer Reports partnered with STS to publish these ratings of heart surgery groups based on their performance in the area of heart bypass operations called coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG.

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Dr. Mark Suzuki explains a
Minimally Invasive Technique
for Heart Bypass Surgery.

Excela Health
Administrative Offices
532 West Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601