Heart Surgery & Procedures | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

Heart Surgery & Procedures

Choose PIH Health for your heart treatment. Our highly trained surgeons offer a comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program with a long history of excellent outcomes.

High-Quality Care

Receive safe care that uses the latest techniques. Trust your surgical team to provide care that fits your needs, condition and preferences.

Heart Procedures & Surgeries

Take advantage of PIH Health’s full range of surgical procedures to treat heart and vascular conditions:

  • Left atrial appendage closure – Reduces your risk of stroke if you have atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial and ventricular septal defect repair – Patches holes in the wall that separate your heart’s right and left atria (upper chambers)
  • Congenital cardiac defect repair – Repairs heart conditions present at birth
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) – Redirects blood around blockages in your heart arteries to improve blood flow
    • Off-pump coronary bypass (open-heart surgery) – Allows your heart to beat while your surgeon grafts new arteries to bypass blockages
  • Drug-eluting stent insertion – Places tiny tubes coated with medication into an artery to help keep it open
  • Endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) – Collects healthy vessels (veins) from legs and arms to replace blocked arteries elsewhere and improve blood circulation
  • Heart valve repair or replacement – Fixes damaged or diseased heart valves in procedures such as:

Cardiothoracic Surgery

When you need treatment for diseases that affect your heart and lungs, cardiothoracic surgery is an option for heart and lung disorders.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Your surgeon will use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. You’ll benefit from smaller incisions, less pain and scarring, and a faster recovery time.

Your Surgical Team

Receive expert care from:

  • Cardiac surgeons – Operate on the heart to diagnose and treat disorders
  • Cardiologists – Diagnose illness and develop a treatment plan
  • Critical care nurses – Have specialized training to care for people as they recover from surgery
  • Nurse coordinators – Provide support and help you get the care you need
  • Nurse practitioners – Work with the surgeon to determine the best treatment plan
  • Perfusionists – Monitor and operate equipment such as a heart-lung machine to replace blood flow when the heart stops during open-heart surgery
  • Physician assistants – Provide care and treatment under a doctor’s supervision

Follow-up Care

After surgery, your care team will help you recover as safely and quickly as possible. Your follow-up plan may include cardiac rehabilitation to help you regain strength and mobility.

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