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Cardiovascular Surgery

Skilled Cardiovascular 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. One of the most advanced procedures is TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), for those suffering from valve stenosis. Memorial is the only heart program in southwest Louisiana to also offer a minimally invasive heart valve surgery in addition to traditional valve surgery which requires the chest to be opened.
  • 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 the artery.
  • 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.