Cardiac surgery

If you need cardiovascular surgery, it’s good to know you have excellent options close to home. Our highly skilled surgeons draw on the latest advancements in surgical technology to resolve heart and vascular problems and improve our patients’ lives.

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Heart and vascular surgery

The cardiovascular program at the Cardiac Innovations & Structural Heart Center® located in the Heart Hospital of Edward-Elmhurst Health is one of the largest in the area. You benefit from the extensive experience of surgeons who perform hundreds of open heart and peripheral vascular surgeries each year, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG or open heart bypass surgery)
  • Aneurysm repair and removal
  • Valve repair and replacement, including TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) 
  • Vascular surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Thoracotomy

Minimally invasive surgery

When possible, our skilled surgeons perform minimally-invasive procedures. For some surgeries, this means smaller incisions. Minimally invasive procedures result in less scarring and discomfort and a quicker return to regular activities.

Learn about robotic and minimally invasive surgery including Interventional Radiology at Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehab begins in the hospital and continues after you’re home to help you regain your strength and adopt healthy heart habits. Our Healthy Driven resources and classes help you transform your life on a lasting basis.

Heart and vascular locations