Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Program

The cardiothoracic surgery team collaborates with other Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular physicians and nurses to offer a full spectrum of operative care to adult patients with cardiac disease.

  • Surgical Therapy for Heart Failure
    • High Risk Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
    • Left ventricular aneurysm repair and remodeling operations (DOR, Jatene, VRS)
    • Ventricular assist devices (VAD) - Abiomed, Thoratec Heartmate ventricular assist devices for bridge-to-transplant and myocardial recovery
    • Destination therapy with mechanical support - Heartmate XVE Ventricular Assist Device (Medicare approved implant center for end-stage heart failure in non transplant candidates)
    • Cardiac restraint devices - ACORN CorCap (trademark), ParaCor (minimally invasive cardiac restraint device - FDA trial