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Cardiovascular Surgery at UPMC in Central Pa.

The UPMC in Central Pa. Cardiovascular Surgery Program has been recognized at both the state and national levels for providing the most advanced cardiovascular surgical care.

Why choose UPMC in Central Pa. for cardiovascular surgery?

Every year, we perform more than 1,000 cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures, including more than 600 heart bypass surgeries. Our surgeons are nationally recognized and our program participates in numerous advanced clinical trials each year.

At the national level, UPMC in Central Pa. has consistently received the highest 3-star quality rating for cardiovascular surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. UPMC in Central Pa. is also recognized for top notch cardiovascular care by a number of independent organizations.

According to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council's Cardiac Surgery Report:

  • Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, our chief of cardiothoracic surgery, performs the most heart valve surgeries in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Cardiovascular surgeons David Loran, MD is in the top 20 of surgeons statewide for coronary bypass graft surgery (CABG) based on volume.
  • UPMC in Central Pa. achieved a combined inpatient and 30-day mortality rated as "better than expected" for total valve surgery.

We were among the first in the state to perform percutaneous (minimally invasive) aortic valve procedures (TAVR) and totally endoscopic coronary bypass surgery utilizing the da Vinci® robotic system.

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Conditions We Treat

Our experienced surgeons provide the complete spectrum of cardiovascular surgical care for a range of conditions, including:

Procedures and Treatments

Our surgeons offer the best possible outcomes for the most challenging surgical cases. We offer minimally invasive procedures and advanced hybrid surgeries, many of which do not require opening the chest. In 2014, Dr. Mumtaz developed an innovative technique, called intercostal surgical valve replacement (iSVR), which allows him to operate on the heart between the ribs.

Together with our interventional cardiologists, our cardiovascular surgeons offer dually-performed procedures, such as robotic CABG followed by stenting, percutaneous heart valve replacement (TAVR) and hybrid convergent procedure for atrial fibrillation.

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UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Located at Brady Building
205 South Front Street
4th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104

Phone: 717-231-8555
Fax: 717-231-8568

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