Advanced Technologies To Care For Your Heart

Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Henry Mayo have a new state-of-the-art surgical suite that can now accommodate advanced open heart surgery: including coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve repairing or replacing, aortic aneurysm repairs and other complex heart-related surgical procedures.

The new operating room and renovated surgical suites feature the latest and most innovative cardiac imaging and surgical equipment, and will support Henry Mayo’s expanded cardiovascular services.
“This state-of-the-art operating room is a tangible example of our commitment to developing and maintaining the infrastructure necessary for us to develop a heart care program at Henry Mayo.”

Open Heart Surgery

When life takes an unexpected turn and heart surgery is required, the cardiovascular physicians, heart surgeons and staff at Henry Mayo are dedicated to helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes.  Featuring only board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons who are nationally recognized for their expertise, Henry Mayo’s expanded cardiovascular services now include many types of heart surgery.  Utilizing a new state-of-the-art cardiovascular operating room, surgeons can now perform a variety of complex cardiovascular surgeries in a technologically advanced safe and secure environment.

Heart Valve Surgery

During heart valve surgery at Henry Mayo our team of expert cardiothoracic surgeons repair or replace one or more valves in the heart.
By repairing the valve, surgeons are able to ‘mend’ the valve allowing it to function properly.  During valve repair, tissue may be cut, shortened, separated, or made stronger to help the valve open and close correctly.  Valve replacement consists of removing the diseased valve and replacing it with a prosthetic valve, which can be created from man-made materials or be harvested from the biological tissue of a donor.  Your surgeon will discuss with you the diagnostic findings, his or her plans for  surgical correction, and any other procedures you may need.

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Aortic aneurysms occur when there is a damaged or weakened area of the vessel. Blood enters this damaged area, creating a “bulge” that is at great risk of bursting.  Depending on the location of this aneurysm, this condition may be life-threatening and require emergent surgical repair. During aneurysm repair, your surgeon will repair and reinforce the weakened area, thereby restoring normal function.