• Cardiovascular Surgery


  • The Cardiovascular Surgery Program at San Antonio Community Hospital's Heart Center provides a full range of surgical treatment for coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and diseases of the thoracic aorta.

    We emphasize an integrated team approach to provide the best care for each patient. Our board-certified cardiovascular surgeons communicate closely with specially trained nurses and technicians to provide responsive, seamless, quality care to patients and their families.

    Another outstanding feature of our Heart Center is the availability of the Cardiovascular Coordinators who are Registered Nurses. These RNs help patients and families prepare for the surgery, update the family during the surgery, and help with discharge needs to prepare for the transition home.

    Our cardiovascular surgery staff has special training and an interest in:

    • Cardiac arrhythmia surgery
    • Cardiac valve repair and replacement
    • Adult congenital heart surgery
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
    • Heart assist devices (pacemaker)
    • Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR)
    • Minimally-invasive heart surgery (MID CAB)
    • Thoracic aorta repair and reconstruction
    • Thoracic (esophageal, chest and lung) surgery
    • Implantable cardiac defibrillator placement (ICD)

    Working closely with the cardiovascular surgical team, our dedicated cardiac surgery anesthesiologists utilize advanced protocols, ensuring constant assessment and optimal patient stability during every procedure.