Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Patient Care

    Stover, Julia

    Julia Stover, VAD and heart transplant patient
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    We provide a comprehensive range of treatments within our adult cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery programs. The breadth of the UI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery services includes all aspects of cardiothoracic including:

    • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
    • Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB)
    • Mitral valve repair (MV Repair)
    • Aortic valve replacement (AVR)
    • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
    • Pediatric and adult heart and lung transplantation
    • Arrhythmic surgery
    • Lung and esophageal cancer surgery
    • Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Reflux surgery
    • Robotic esophageal surgery
    • Minimally invasive procedures

    The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has achieved many clinical successes and accolades, including:

    • First nationally certified JCAHO Valve Center of Excellence
    • First total artificial heart implant in the region
    • First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program in Iowa
    • U.S. News & World Report recognition, including top 50 pediatric and adult cardiac program
    • CMS accredited VAD, Heart and lung transplant programs
    • #1 University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranking for outcomes with VAD and transplant patients
    •  Esophageal program consistently ranked as a top performer by UHC
    • Nationally renowned Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program

    Our surgeons see patients in the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center Clinic, 4th floor, Roy Carver Pavilion, (Elevator D).

    To schedule an appointment, call 319-356-7102.

    Emergency Room and Inpatient Transfer Requests

    UI Transfer Center
    Phone: (800) 890-5969
    Fax: (319) 467-5546

    After-Hour Referrals

    UI Consult:
    Phone: (800) 322-8442
    Fax: (319) 356-4428