Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Providence

The cardiac and thoracic surgical services at Providence Saint Joseph are recognized as some of the most advanced in southern California:

  • Best in the San Fernando Valley for Heart Surgery

Our state-of-the-art facilities and technology include fully-digital operating suites with a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week anesthesia service, and an intensive care unit (ICU).

Our board-certified cardiac and thoracic surgeons perform surgeries annually - including conventional open heart coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), heart valve repairs and replacements, thoracic procedures, and less or minimally invasive surgical techniques such as off pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) and bloodless heart surgeries.

Providence Holy Cross, Providence Saint Joseph and Providence Tarzana are among only a few hospitals in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys to offer minimally invasive heart valve surgery - routinely performed at fewer than 20 hospitals in California.

With board-certified cardiac anesthesiologists, all three medical centers provide complete peri-operative anesthesia services for patients receiving open-heart surgery. Our expertly trained cardiac anesthesiologists specialize in the specific techniques required during cardiac surgery and work with surgeons and intensive care unit staff to provide the safest, most comfortable environment for our patients. Patients benefit from the specialized expertise of cardiac anesthesiologists - a feature available at only select hospitals in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.

Cardiac Surgery Care Coordination 

While surgery is often recommended as the most appropriate option to save a life or improve quality of life, for many, the idea of undergoing surgery may be unsettling. Understanding what to expect from surgery may help to reduce the anxiety associated with a surgical procedure. Therefore, it is always a good idea to ask questions before and after your surgery.

As integral members of the cardiovascular team, our cardiac patient care specialists assist in the coordination of care from pre-admission to hospitalization and discharge. These specialists act as liaisons between patient, family and physicians, and use their extensive experience in cardiac surgical care to provide the educational, clinical and emotional support essential for positive outcomes.

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