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Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

If your heart, chest or vascular condition requires surgery, there’s no better place in southern Colorado to get treatment than Parkview Medical Center. We have a unique partnership with Parkview Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery and Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates to provide you with exceptional care.You’ll receive care from skilled, board-certified physicians, with extensive knowledge and use of advanced technology mean you’re assured of the best possible outcome.

Restore the Health of Your Heart, Chest and Veins

Trust Parkview, Pueblo’s most established cardiovascular and thoracic surgical practice, for a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Access graft for hemodialysis – A tube implanted under the skin to give a needle access to blood during hemodialysis
  • Arteriogram and venogram
  • Combined endoluminal/surgical revascularization – Restores blood supply to an organ or tissue
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Non-thermal ablation of diseased veins – Seals damaged veins in order to reroute blood to healthy vessels
  • Open-chest surgery – A type of procedure available in Pueblo only at Parkview   
  • Spiral flow bypass graft – The latest, and likely best, graft available for arterial bypasses in the legs
  • Surgical treatment for cancer or tumors of the lung and chest
  • Thrombectomy – Surgical removal of a blood clot from arteries
  • Video-assisted thoracic procedures – Lets doctors see inside the chest and perform operations after making only tiny incisions

Preparing for Your Procedure

You can help ensure your surgery goes smoothly by being informed about your procedure and fully preparing for it. Read our heart surgery guidebook to discover what to expect, including:

  • When to arrive at the hospital before your scheduled surgery
  • How to receive spiritual guidance
  • How to help prevent infection
  • What tests you’ll undergo before surgery
  • When and where family and friends can visit

Then, learn what your postoperative cardiac rehabilitation program will involve and explore how to maintain lifelong heart health.

Martin Chrisman

Martin Chrisman

Director of ICU and NTICU

Katy Frazier

Katy Frazier

Director of Inpatient Cardiology

Barry Royce

Barry Royce

Director of Cardiovascular Services

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