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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgeons at Jefferson are experienced in performing some of the most challenging and complex heart surgeries, including the removal of aneurysms, valve replacements and various kinds of myocardial vascularization. We are also pioneering the use of minimally invasive techniques as an alternative to open-heart surgery.

A cardiothoracic surgeon specializes in the treatment of heart disease and lung disease. Ongoing clinical trials place Jefferson among the first hospitals in the U.S. to treat patients with the latest technologies and techniques.

Surgical Outcomes Improve When You Stop Smoking Before Surgery

Our cardiothoracic surgeons strongly encourage all patients who smoke to take full advantage of the Smoking Cessation Counseling and Therapy Program before undergoing surgery. Studies show that surgical outcomes are improved when patients stop smoking prior to surgery. 

Cardiothoracic Surgery Research and Education

Visit the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.