If you need surgery, it’s good to know your heart’s in the right place at the Heart and Vascular Center. Our cardiothoracic surgeons have the reputation for excellence in patient care and quality outcomes ― right here in Westmoreland County. With heart surgery performed at the Excela Westmoreland Hospital campus, our surgeons and cardiac staff work with your cardiologist and primary care physician so your care is focused on getting you back to your life safely and with the best possible outcome.

The center features three cardiovascular operating rooms with two dedicated to open heart procedures as well as a 16-bed cardiac care unit, 52 telemetry beds and a dedicated nursing staff.

We perform:

  • Cardiac valve repair/replacement
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery including “keyhole” method
  • LV modeling surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for the support of a failing heart
  • Anti-arrhythmia surgery
  • Pacemaker and automatic defibrillator implantation
  • Atrial fibrillation surgical ablation

DID YOU KNOW - 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 ranked among the Top 10 Percent nationally, having received the highest rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) two years in a row. 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 (CABG).