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Location:Mercy 8th & 8th Medical ParkLevel 3 / Suite 300788 8th Ave. SECedar Rapids, IA 52401
Park in the lot on the corner of 8th Avenue and 7th Street SE.
Phone Number:For questions or scheduling, call: (319) 861-7200
Hours:8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary artery bypass surgery restores blood flow to the heart muscle that is otherwise blocked, or partially blocked. During surgery a healthily vein from the leg or an artery from the can be used to "bypass" (or to go around) a blocked area of the coronary artery.
Heart valves ensure that blood flows in the correct direction within the heart. Surgery is required when one (or more) of the four valves are diseased, disrupting blood flow and causing the heart to not function properly. Valves are replaced or repaired through either open heart, or minimally invasive surgery.
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OP-CAB) Surgery
This procedure is used to decrease surgical risks during coronary artery bypass surgery when restoring blood flow to the heart muscle. This technique uses a device to steady the heart muscle during surgery, allowing the heart to continue beating and avoiding the use of a heart-lung machine.
Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)
TMR is a procedure that treat chronic chest pain by bringing oxygen rich blood to the heart using a laser. TMR may be done on its own, or in combination with heart bypass surgery.
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
A thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge that is at risk of rupturing and, if large enough, may require surgery. A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in a weakened area of the aorta where blood passes though the chest cavity. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs where blood is passing through the abdomen.
Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) where the two upper chambers beat irregularly with the two lower chambers. This condition increases the risk of blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Surgery
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle enlarges causing the ventricles to thicken and making it harder for the heart to pump blood.
Closure of Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the septum wall between the two upper chambers of the chest and is a condition you are born with (congenital).
Acute Aortic Dissection
An aortic dissection occurs when blood enters the inner layer wall of the aorta causing a tear and eventual separation. This may also lead to blood pooling inside the aortic walls.
A cardiac tumor is an abnormal growth that can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign) that develop in the heart or heart valves.
Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
A surgical procedure utilizing a robot in treating diseases of the lung and heart. Robot-assisted procedures are typically less invasive than traditional surgery and allows an improved stability and view for the surgeon.