Jefferson University Hospitals

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Appointments are available for new and existing patients. See below for more information.

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 & Education

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

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients; however, we have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your physician through a video connection.
  • Expanded In-person appointment hours
    We added early-morning and evening appointments for those with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness. Additionally, we created appropriate space between chairs in waiting areas and ensure that all patients and care team members have masks and appropriate protection.
  • Increased Safety Measures
    Learn some of the necessary steps we’ve taken to ensure that all of our patients and healthcare providers are safe at all of our locations.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.


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