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Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT) Surgery

UPMC Hamot Flagship CVT Surgeons is a specialty practice offering advanced care for complex heart, vein, and thoracic diseases. 

CT Surgery

Our CT surgeons perform:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).
  • Aortic valve repairs and replacements.
  • Treatment for plaque build-up in the heart's arteries that cause them to thicken or harden.
  • Chest wall, mediastinum, diaphragm, and pleura techniques.
  • Tracheostomy.
  • Bronchus and lung procedures.
  • Endoscopies of the esophagus, bronchus, and mediastinum.
  • Pulmonary embolism removal.
  • Aneurysm repair in the heart's lower chambers.

Vascular Surgery

Our experts offer:

  • Open and minimally invasive blood vessel surgery.
  • Thoracic and abdominal aorta treatments.
  • Laser and other treatments for varicose veins.
  • Repair of trauma to the veins and arteries.
  • Interventional vascular techniques.
  • Carotid artery surgery.
  • Diagnostic vessel x-rays.
  • Thrombolysis for DVT and pulmonary embolism.