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Cardiothoracic Surgery: Services

The UF Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery offers a wide array of surgical treatments for conditions of the heart, lungs, esophagus and other areas of the chest. Surgical specialties include:

Heart surgery

  • Adult pectus deformities
  • Aortic disease, including thoracic aortic aneurysm
    • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Arrhythmia
    • Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
    • Robotic left atrial clip placement for atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary artery anomalies
    • Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left
    • Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  • Coronary heart disease
    • Beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery
    • Coronary artery bypass graft
    • Minimally invasive coronary valve surgery
    • Multiple artery revascularization
    • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMR)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Minimally invasive and robot-assisted cardiac surgery
    • Robotic left atrial clip placement for atrial fibrillation
  • Minimally invasive and robot-assisted thoracic surgery
    • Robotic lung resections
    • Robotic chest tumor resections
    • Robotic lung biopsies
  • Thoracic oncology
    • Lung cancer
    • Esophageal (esophagus) cancer
    • Mesothelioma (cancer of the lung lining)
    • Abnormal thoracic growths
    • Metastatic tumors of the chest (a cancer that has spread to the chest from another site)
  • Other procedures
    • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through 3-cm. incision in right upper chest
    • Minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement through 3-cm. incision in right axilla
    • Minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair or replacement
    • Minimally invasive myxoma removal
    • Minimally invasive ASD repair
    • Complex aortic surgery
    • Complex redo bypass or valve surgery
    • Repair of aortic dissections and aneurysms