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Blake Medical Center

Cardiac Surgery Program


The Institute's surgical program provides an advanced Hybrid operating suite, two additional, specially designed and equipped operating suites, a 10-bed Cardiac Surgical Recovery Unit, a 36-bed Surgical Step-down Unit designed for the special needs of the open heart patient, a 40-bed Progressive Care Unit and a 9 bed concierge unit known as the Heart Pavilion.


In 1989, The Heart Institute at Blake Medical Center performed our first open-heart procedure and since then we have performed over 5,000 open-heart procedures including:

  • Automatic Implantable Defibrillators
  • Congenital Heart Defect Repair (Adult)
  • Coronary-Artery Bypass
  • Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
  • HIFU Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant
  • Left Ventricular Carotid
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
    • Off Pump
    • Mid CABG
    • Pericardial Windo
    • TAVR
  • Platelet Sequestration and Vacuum Assist Perfusion (Heart/Lung Machine Bypass)
  • State-of-the-Art Perfusion Equipment
  • Structural Heart
  • Thoracic Abdominal Aneurism Repair
  • Valvuplasty