Adult Cardiac Surgery
faculty physicians in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University
of Colorado School of Medicine provide a complete range of cardiac surgery
services for adult patients. These
surgeries involve the heart and associated vessels and are performed to correct
acquired or congenital defects. Examples
of adult cardiac surgery including the repair or replacement of diseased heart valves, opening or bypassing blocked blood vessels, grafting prostheses (such
as endografts), inserting bio-support devices such as ventricular assist devices, and heart transplantation.
Adult General Thoracic Surgery
surgery is a sub-specialty area that involves the surgical treatment of
diseases affecting the organs located inside the chest, or “thorax”. More specifically, it involves the surgical
treatment of conditions affecting the lungs, chest wall, diaphragm, trachea,
and esophagus. The faculty physicians in
the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery provide a complete range of thoracic
surgery services for adult patients. These types of surgery range from minimally invasive video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to lung transplant in extreme cases of lung disease. Additionally, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgeons are actively involved in specialty surgeries that include heavy involvement in the Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic as well as the Esophageal & Gastric Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic.
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
section of Pediatric (or “Congenital”) Cardio-Vascular Surgery is dedicated to
providing comprehensive surgical services to infants with cardio-vascular
defects and congenital heart conditions.
The faculty physicians in the section of pediatric cardio-vascular
surgery are experts in a wide range of conditions including: Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Atrioventricular
Septal Defect (AVSD), Heart Transplant, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Tetrology
of the Great Arteries.