Adult Cardiac Surgery

At Scott & White, we have a team of renowned cardiac surgeons who apply their expertise and experience to ensure the highest quality outcomes.

As key members of the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute, our cardiac surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to your care.

Common Cardiac Problems

Common problems that might require surgery include:

  • Heart disease (coronary artery disease, blockages in the heart arteries)
  • Advanced heart failure
  • Adult congenital heart disease (abnormal heart development before birth)
  • Enlarged or damaged hearts
  • Damaged or diseased heart valves
  • Heart valve problems (leaking valves and valves that do not open properly)
  • Diseases of the aorta and other major blood vessels (e.g. aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, narrowing of the aorta)
  • Cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle)
  • Pericarditis and other diseases of the lining of the heart
  • Heart rhythm disorders (e.g. atrial fibrillation)

Our Cardiac Surgery Services

Scott & White's services include:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting to improve blood flow to the heart
  • Heart valve replacement for severely damaged valves or life-threatening valve diseases
  • Complex heart valve repairs (aortic valve, mitral valve and tricuspid valve) to increase durability and blood flow
  • Surgery for advanced heart failure, including heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices (VAD)
  • Thoracic and cardiovascular critical care
  • Treatment for aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections
  • Lung transplantation for severe lung disease, cystic fibrosis and other lung conditions
  • Ventricular remodeling procedures for enlarged, damaged hearts
  • Surgery for adult congenital heart disease
  • MAZE procedure to treat atrial fibrillation
  • Treatment for pericardial disease (a disease of the sac-like covering around your heart)
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization — both on and off-pump

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Wade L. Knight
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Subbareddy Konda
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Basar Sareyyupoglu
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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James M. Kirby
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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Peter J. Napoli
Cardiothoracic Surgeon