The Heart and Vascular Center at Valley View provides complete surgical care for complex diseases of the heart, chest, lungs and esophagus, led by experienced and nationally recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeon Stephen Jones, MD:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Also known as open heart surgery or CABG, for patients who need new blood flow supplied to the heart muscle that cannot be addressed in the cardiac catheterization lab.
- Heart Valve Surgery: Both minimally invasive and open procedures are offered.
- Surgical Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): This is a minimally invasive surgical hybrid approach for the treatment of AFib.
- Thoracic Surgery: New surgical procedures for patients needing lung biopsy, surgery for lung cancer, or tube placement to drain excess fluid from the chest.
Common cardiothoracic conditions treated at the Heart and Vascular Center at Valley View include thoracic diseases, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, Chest Wall Disease and more.
Common lung and chest procedures performed include thoracic surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), robotic assisted thoracic surgery, cervical mediastinoscopy, open thoracic surgery, thoracotomy, and more. Furthermore, the Heart and Vascular Center is the only center on the western slope of Colorado to specialize in surgical treatment of MAZE procedure, open lung resections and aneurysms.
Referrals for these services are not required by the Heart & Vascular Center, and the cardiovascular team is available for patients 24/7/365 for emergency care.
Learn more about Cardiothoracic Care.