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A leader in heart care

Heart Surgery

If you need surgery to repair a heart problem, you can expect Gundersen's heart surgeons to deliver expert, personalized care to you and your family. We utilize the best techniques and technology to ensure that you have the most effective treatments available.

Our surgeons perform minimally invasive heart surgery whenever possible. Why choose minimally invasive heart surgery? You can expect:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster recovery
  • Minimal scarring
  • Quicker Return to work and driving
  • Restrictions to be lifted sooner

We offer surgeries for:

Congenital heart defects - Our surgeons were among the first to use minimally invasive techniques to close congenital heart defects such as heart defect closures.

Coronary artery disease - Our heart surgeons are skilled in a variety of procedures for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Gundersen is one of just a few hospitals to offer minimally invasive heart bypass surgery on up to four vessels in a single procedure.

Heart failure - Gundersen surgeons offer a variety of surgeries to help manage heart failure. We are the first and only medical center in our area to offer CardioMEMS™ to some patients with heart failure. That means your reading can be monitored by our experts from the comfort of your home.

Heart rhythm disorders - Our heart surgeons are skilled in a variety of surgeries, including implanting defibrillators or pacemakers using minimally invasive techniques, to treat arrhythmia.

Heart valve problems - Gundersen's heart surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including minimally invasive procedures, to repair or replace a faulty valve. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive procedure offered to patients with aortic valve stenosis who are not candidates for open-heart surgery.

what to expect

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