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Cardiothoracic/Thoracic Surgery


Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia perform a wide range of surgical techniques, from open-heart surgery to minimally invasive procedures.

Cardiothoracic & Thoracic Procedures

  • Heart bypass grafting
  • Repair and/or replacement of heart valves
  • Repair of aortic aneurysms
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR)
  • Endoscopic vein harvest for bypass surgery
  • Advanced ventricular support devices
  • Repair of congenital heart defects (such as ASD, VSD, PDA) in both adult and pediatric patients
  • Surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation
  • VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery)
  • VATS Lobectomy
  • VATS Lung Biopsy
  • Endoscopic Saphenous Vein Harvest

Robotic-assisted cardiothoracic/thoracic surgery

Ballad Health offers robotic-assisted surgery as an option for some cardiothoracic/thoracic procedures in many of our facilities.

Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® surgical system gives your surgeon the most precise tools available to perform delicate procedures with smaller incisions and better outcomes.

Learn more about robotic-assisted surgery.