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Heart/Thoracic Surgery

For more information about our heart and vascular services, call 320-656-7020.

Since 1988, thousands of people in Minnesota have benefited from the heart surgery program at CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center. Our three surgeons perform more than 769 heart-related surgeries each year.

Why choose us for your heart surgery?

Quality Outcomes

In 2018, our program received the top rating by Consumer Reports for open heart surgery, which includes heart bypass and aortic valve replacement. We earned “better than expected” ratings, the highest given, in both areas and are amongst an elite group, being the only hospital in Minnesota and in the entire Midwest to earn top scores in both categories. Our program is one of only 18 hospitals nationwide to earn this honor.

We also were recognized as a top 50 hospital nationally for cardiology and heart surgery in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report, as well as for high performance in heart bypass surgery and aortic valve surgery.

Range of Services

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Surgical consultation
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Transmyocardial revascularization

Follow-Up Care

CentraCare Heart &Vascular Center opened a new nine-bed Cardiovascular Thoracic Unit in 2012. This unit cares for post-open heart surgery patients after they leave the Intensive Care Unit.

Heart Surgery Providers