Carolinas HealthCare System
Heart Care

Open Heart Surgery

Cardiac Surgery

Triple Bypass Patient Robert Wansker
Meet triple bypass patient Robert Wansker.

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's cardiothoracic surgery division was established more than 50 years ago, and provides the most advanced, specialized level of surgical care in the southeast region.

System-wide Collaboration

The highly experienced, exceptionally skilled group of surgeons includes 10 experts in adult cardiothoracic surgery and two experts in surgery for pediatric and congenital heart disease.

Types of Surgery

Several types of surgery offered are:

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Patient-centered Care

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute's multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons always practice with the idea that the patient comes first. Virtually every type of cardiac and thoracic surgery is offered for adults and children and is performed both as elective procedures or emergency surgeries when required. Our team performs conventional open surgeries as well as minimally invasive procedures, depending on which is the best option to treat the patient's condition.

Recognized for Excellence

In recognition of the outstanding level of skill and expertise offered by the open-heart surgery program, Sanger's Heart & Vascular Institute was nationally recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, receiving three out of three stars for outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. This rating, based on a rigorous system of detailed methodology, places Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute among the top 15 percent of open-heart programs in the United States.

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