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Surgical Skills With Heart

FMC-Diabetes-patient-Mike-Messick-and-familyYou depend on your heart, and you can depend on our cardiothoracic surgical team to care for it. Our expert physicians and advanced care practitioners use their experience and skill to deliver the finest surgical care in the area.

Whether it’s you or someone you love, we know the thought of heart snd lung surgery can be scary; we hope the combination of extraordinary talent, advanced technology and genuine compassion at Fairfield Medical Center can help quiet your fears. Each member of our team plays an important role and, together, they perform hundreds of surgeries each year – delivering care from our hearts to yours.

FMC Heart patient Chuck Snider

Common Surgical Procedures

Commonly performed heart and lung procedures at Fairfield Medical Center include:

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery (also called Bypass Surgery, CABG or open-heart surgery)
    This procedure uses blood vessels from other parts of the body (usually a leg) to go around or bypass one or more blocked arteries in the heart to restore blood flow.
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery
    Diseased or damaged valves in the heart are repaired or replaced during valve surgery. The most common valve surgeries are for aortic and mitral valves.
  • Thoracic Surgery
    This includes surgeries performed on the lungs, esophagus or other parts of the chest to treat cancer and various diseases of the chest.
Barney and his wife embrace in field

Additional Heart & Lung Surgeries

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest drainage procedures
  • Decortication
  • Emphysema procedures
  • Lung biopsy
  • Lung cancer and lymph node removal
  • Lung infection procedures
  • Mediastinal tumor removal
  • Tricuspid valve surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Atrial fibrillation procedures

Experience Coordinated Care

P. Aryeh Cohen, MD
P. Aryeh Cohen, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Care, Thoracic Surgery
James Obney, MD
James Obney, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Care, Thoracic Surgery
Grant Brame, PA-C
Grant Brame, PA-C
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Care
Caitlin Evans, PA-C
Caitlin Evans, PA-C
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Care