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Open Heart Surgery

Area residents can have confidence in knowing that high quality, comprehensive heart care is right here, in their own community. Because advanced medical expertise, the latest technologies and experience is centered in Westmoreland County at Excela's Heart and Vascular Center.  

From  Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) to intense and specialized cardiac valve replacement and repair, our cardiothoracic surgeons bring extensive training, experience and excellence to the table. They also do anti-arrhythmia surgery, and minimally invasive operations for hearts and lungs.  They also perform:

  • Pacemaker and automatic defibrillator implantation
  • LV remodeling surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation surgical ablation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for the support of a failing heart

And, our cardiothoracic surgical program is ranked among the nation’s best in Consumer Reports in print and online at consumerreports. org/health. The Excela Health physician practice of Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Associates is also rated among the Top 10 percent nationally, having received a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), making Excela Health a wise choice.