Cardiac Surgery Program
At UMass Memorial Medical Center, our Cardiac Surgery Program is a national leader in bypass cardiac surgery and aortic valve repair surgery, consistently ranking among the top heart programs nationwide. It doesn’t matter which one of our hospitals you choose for your cardiac care; when you need surgery, we offer seamless referrals to the expert surgeons at our Medical Center in Worcester.
Our Cardiac Surgery Program has achieved 3-stars (highest designation) in all three categories reported by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG), Aortic Valve Surgery (AVR), and CABG and AVR combined. It was also among the top hospitals nationwide for coronary artery bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement surgery according to Consumer Reports.
Our outstanding team of cardiac surgeons performs hundreds of heart surgeries each year with excellent results.
Open Heart Surgery in Central Massachusetts
You can rest assured that your procedure takes place in the most technologically advanced operating rooms in the region. Follow-up care is provided in our state-of-the-art cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) equipped with eICU capabilities, an extra level of specialized care for critically ill patients.
In our ICU, nurses trained in taking care of heart surgery patients provide the specialized care you need to recover quickly. In fact, our cardiac surgery team consistently receives high patient satisfaction scores.
Comprehensive Surgical Care in Worcester, MA
Our cardiac surgeons provide comprehensive care for the following procedures:
- Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
- Repair and replacement of heart valves
- Removal of cardiac tumors
- Placement of mechanical cardiac/ventricular assist devices
- Repair of aneurysms and dissections
- Surgical removal of pulmonary emboli
- Surgical correction of atrial fibrillation
- Ventricular assist device (VAD)
Second Opinion Clinic
Our Second Opinion Clinic is for patients who have already received a first diagnosis. You may find there is a treatment option that is more convenient for you, less invasive and possibly more effective than the one you were initially given.
Cardiac Surgery Care for Children
Our pediatric cardiologists partner with surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital, the highest volume pediatric cardiac surgical program in the Northeast, to provide pediatric cardiac surgery.
All diagnostic and long-term follow-up care for children is performed locally. If needed, the best available specialists in Boston perform all pediatric cardiovascular surgery and procedures.