Heart & Vascular Surgery
Lake Charles Memorial's Cardiac Care surgical team is built on excellence
and commitment to the most advanced techniques in the field of heart surgery.
We provide a wide range of services, utilizing the most advanced and fine-tuned
equipment and procedures. Our dedication to our patients goes above and
beyond, resulting in our recognition as a leader of healthcare services
in Southwest Louisiana.
Surgery is always the option of last resort, but when surgical intervention
is needed, the cardiovascular procedures performed at Memorial utilizes
the most innovative tools available today. Heart and vascular surgeries
are performed by skilled cardiovascular and thoracic physicians and assisted
by highly trained cardiac care professionals. Some of the procedures offered
at Memorial include but are not limited to the following:
Carotid Endarterectomies – The surgical removal of plaque from the carotid artery in the neck
Heart Valve Repair & Replacement – Valve repair and replacement are performed to treat a variety of
conditions. When possible, repair is preferable over replacement. The
aortic and mitral valves are the most commonly replaced heart valves.
One of the most advanced procedures is
TAVRs, for those suffering from valve stenosis.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts or CABGs – A healthy artery from another part of the body is grafted to the
blocked artery to allow for blood to flow around the blocked portion of
Peripheral Artery Bypasses – Used to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a healthy or
man-made blood vessel is grafted to the damaged blood vessel. This procedure
is primarily done for damaged blood vessels in the leg.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Resections – Surgery performed to repair the wall of the aorta that bulges
into the abdomen and fills with leaking blood from the heart to prevent rupture.
For more information, call (337) 494-3278