Heart & Vascular Institute
At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital we bring a multidisciplinary approach to
the treatment of heart disease and heart failure utilizing leading edge
technology combined with research and comprehensive, compassionate patient
care. Our team of highly trained experts is committed to providing excellent care.
Surgical options for treating heart disease include:
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
This surgical procedure is used to re-route the flow of blood around a
blocked artery. The surgeon takes a healthy blood vessel from another
part of the body and attaches one end above the blockage and the other below.
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Off pump, or beating heart surgery, is suitable for most patients. It
provides the full surgical benefit of coronary artery bypass surgery with
avoidance of exposure to the heart–lung machine. Off pump surgery
can reduce the risk of complications such as stroke, and reduces the risk
of exposure to transfusion. Patients feel better sooner and recover faster
Valve Repair and Replacement
This open-heart surgical procedure is performed when natural heart valves
fail to function properly, whether due to disease or advanced age. Whenever
possible, the surgeon tries to repair the malfunctioning valve. If that
is not possible, it is replaced with a mechanical valve.
Combination Bypass and Valve Surgery
This complex open-heart procedure is used in patients who require a combined
bypass and valve surgery to repair a faulty valve and bypass blocked arteries
at the same time.