If you have heart failure, your doctors may first try to treat
your condition with lifestyle modifications, medication or nonsurgical
procedures. If these treatments aren’t
successful, you may need surgery. At
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, we have a long-standing commitment to
delivering exceptional surgical care. We played an
early role in the introduction of open heart surgery in North Carolina.
Why Choose Us: Heart Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Forest Baptist Medical Center has been performing heart surgery for nearly 50
years. Our surgeons use experience, expertise and teamwork to
deliver the best possible surgical treatments for heart failure:
- Expertise: From routine procedures to
advanced treatments for complex conditions, we provide expert treatment.
Patients who may not have been candidates for surgery at other hospitals come
to us for care.
- Seamless care: Our team of experts includes
specialists in every aspect of surgical care, including valve replacement and
anesthesiology. These specialists work together to make sure our patients
receive personalized treatments, taking into account their heart condition and
any other medical problems.
- Comprehensive surgical program: From highly specialized cardiac
anesthesiologists to a dedicated cardiac intensive care unit, we offer a range
of services to help you have a successful surgery and recovery.
- Innovative treatments: We participate in national
trials testing the next generation of surgical treatments. This work has helped
us deliver innovative treatments, such as minimally invasive procedures for mitral valve repair.
Expert Surgical Care
in North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s surgeons treat many types of
heart conditions. Our specialties include:
- Device placement: These are implantable devices
to help control your heartbeat or support your heart’s function and blood flow.
Learn more about pacemaker
(ICD) implant surgery.
- Heart transplant: Some cases of advanced heart
failure require a heart
transplant. This procedure replaces your damaged heart with a healthy
heart from a donor.
- Bypass surgery: Wake Forest is one of few hospitals
with expertise in using patients’ own arteries, instead of their veins. For
patients needing multiple bypasses, we use multiple arteries. This technique
provides long-lasting relief for patients with advanced forms of heart failure.
- Pediatric procedures: We partner with pediatric
cardiology experts from Brenner Children’s Hospital to treat some forms of congenital heart disease.
Learn more about pediatric
Meet the Heart Surgery Team at Wake Forest
At Wake Forest, our team includes specialists in every aspect of
heart surgery. We work together to provide the best available surgical
treatments and sophisticated, continuous post-surgical care.
- Cardiac surgeons: Our fellowship-trained
cardiothoracic surgeons recommend and deliver the best surgical approach for
- Cardiac anesthesiologists: Our anesthesiologists are
solely dedicated to cardiac surgery and have expertise in meeting the special
needs of cardiac patients.
- Nurses and physician assistants: These are cardiac care
specialists with advanced training in post-operative care for heart patients.
Some of our team members have more than three decades of experience.
- Specially trained intensivists: Physicians in our dedicated
cardiac care intensive care unit provide 24/7 care as you recover from heart
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