Vascular surgeons in Northeast Florida
You can trust the heart surgery team at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville to provide advanced cardiac procedures. From minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery to open heart surgery, we use the latest techniques. Additionally, we have a specialized cardiac intensive care unit (ICU) and offer cardiac rehabilitation to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.
To learn more about our heart and vascular surgery services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (800) 530-3244.
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville is proud to be recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care by Blue Cross Blue Shield and an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology.
As part of our commitment to excellence in heart care, our cardiothoracic surgery program provides patients with the best possible surgical options to meet their specific needs. We also perform clinical research on the diseases that affect our patients.
Procedures we offer include:
- Complex mitral valve repairs
- Minimally invasive heart surgery
- Open-heart surgery (traditional and minimally invasive)
- Thoracoscopic maze (TT maze) procedure
- Valve replacement surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgery
Our heart surgery team will work with you to determine if minimally invasive surgery is best for you. Minimally invasive heart surgery can be used for procedures, such as:
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Surgery to treat atrial fibrillation
- Valve surgeries, including mitral valve
Minimally invasive heart surgery has many advantages compared to traditional techniques, including:
- Faster recovery times
- Less blood loss
- Less pain
- Lower risk of infection
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Smaller incisions
SurgiTrak provides notifications about a patient’s progression throughout the surgery process to designated family members or loved ones. You can sign up online before your loved one is admitted for surgery to receive updates via text or email.
Cardiac intensive care unit (ICU)
The 18-bed cardiac ICU at Memorial Hospital is the only heart unit in the area where you will stay for your entire hospitalization. Patients admitted to the ICU remain in the same room until discharge, unless a change in condition requires a move.
After heart surgery, your doctor may recommend cardiac rehabilitation. Our cardiac rehabilitation program can help strengthen your heart, improve endurance and decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. We also offer a fitness center to help you rebuild strength in a supervised environment.
To learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation program, please call (904) 702-6377.