A cardiothoracic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest. This includes surgeons who can be called cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, general thoracic surgeons and congenital heart surgeons.

At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeons deliver exceptional results using the latest in technology, devices and medications as well as a personalized care approach.

The cardiothoracic surgery team uses minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. Our surgeons use the latest advancements to perform procedures such as aortic valve replacements, heart bypass surgery, heart transplants and surgeries and therapies for thoracic aneurysms.

We do everything possible to ensure our patients receive optimal care and experience exceptional outcomes after cardiothoracic surgery.

Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

The entire cardiothoracic surgery clinical care team works closely together to ensure optimal success for our patients.

Our nursing staff and physician assistants have specialized training in providing care for post-operative heart patients.

Our critical care fellows constantly review patient lab work and ensure everything that can be done for a patient is being done.

An attending intensive care physician is available 24 hours-a-day.

And our highly skilled cardiothoracic surgeons lead these professionals to ensure our patients receive the best possible results from their surgeries.