Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UMASS- Memorial is a dynamic consortium of caregivers which includes surgeons, anestheologists,nurses, residents in surgery, physician assistants, perfusion technologists and others dedicated to providing surgical care that is both at the cutting edge and patient- centered. We have extensive experience in valve repair and replacement, myocardial revascularization (CABG), arrhythmia surgery for atrial fibrillation, ventricular restoration for congestive heart failure, repair of acute and chronic thoracic aortic aneurysms and congenital heart disease in the adult. In addition, we offer both Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and mechanical Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) for patients with acutely failing hearts and lungs.
In the field of non- cardiac thoracic surgery, we bring an integrated approach to the surgical management of lung and esophageal disease, both benign and malignant, and to the treatment of mediastinal tumors, congenital chest wall deformities and pleural disease.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has recently developed a comprehensive rating system that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals across the country. Approximately 10% of hospitals receive the “3 star” rating, which denotes the highest category of quality. In the current analysis of national data covering the 24 month period from January 2006 through December 2007, the cardiac surgery performance of our hospital was found to lie in the highest quality tier, thereby receiving a STS 3 star rating.