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Cardiothoracic Procedures by Arizona Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
Scottsdale 480-661-0700 | Peoria 623-476-5190

At AzCVTS, we improve the lives of our patients using a variety of cardiothoracic procedures and vascular/endovascular procedures. We strive to recommend the least invasive and minimally incisive options available for our patients’ situations. This is so that they can spend less time healing and more time being well.

We perform the following surgical procedures:

Cardiothoracic Procedures Vascular/Endovascular Procedures
  • Heart Bypass
  • Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Pacemaker
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Lobectomy
  • Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Thoracotomy
  • Carotid Artery Surgery and Stenting
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Perpheral Vascualr Surgery (arms & legs)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

For questions about the cardiothoracic, vascular, and endovascular proceduresoffered by Arizona Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, please contact us at our Peoria or Scottsdale locations.


More About the Surgical Procedures We Offer

Cardiothoracic Procedures - Click Procedure To Expand

  • Heart Bypass Surgery

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    Also known as “open-chest” or “open-heart” heart surgery, heart bypass surgery requires that doctors take a vein or artery from another part of your body and use it to route your blood around the blocked artery. This “graft” is most often made from the saphenous vein in your leg, a blood vessel in your chest called the internal mammary artery, or the radial artery in your wrist.Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Heart Bypass Surgery

  • Valve Repair and Valve Replacement

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    Your hearts valves open and close to regulate blood flow, opening to let blood flow through and closing to keep it from going back the other way.  There are several issues that can arise with heart valves. Some disorders can be repaired while others require that the valve be replaced entirely. Arizona Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons perform valve repairs and replacements on the four valves of the heart including the aortic valve, pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, and mitral valve.Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Heart Valve Replacement and Heart Valve Repair

  • Pacemaker

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    A pacemaker uses electrical pulses to regulate a patient's heart beats. Surgically placed in the chest or abdomen, a pacemaker can treat arrhythmia and relieve some arrhythmia symptoms such as fatigue, fainting, and shortness of breathCardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Pacemaker.

  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

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    The most common type of abnormal heart rhythm is atrial fibrillation. It is caused by the electrical impulses that regulate your heart’s rhythm following an abnormal pathway through the heart and can lead to blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and more. Atrial Fibrillation Surgery is a procedure that redirects the erratic electrical impulses of atrial fibrillation to a normal pathway through the heart.Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Atrial Fibrillation

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

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    When performing minimally invasive heart surgery, cardiac surgeons operate through small incisions in your chest or groin. It does not require that doctors to perform a sternotomy, a procedure where the breastbone is split, and as such it often results in much less discomfort and a faster recovery time than traditional heart surgery procedures. Aortic valve surgery, atrial septal defect closure, atriventricular canal defect surgery, mitral valve surgery, and tricuspid valve surgery can be performed using minimal incision methods.Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair

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    Your heart is made of two compartments or hemispheres, the right and left atria, one the left atria holding oxygenated blood and the right holding the oxygen-poor blood. The two sides are separated by a part called the interatrial septum. At times this septum can be damaged, allowing blood to flow from one atria to the other, and requiring doctors to perform an atrial septal defect repair procedure.  Depending on the size of the atrial septal defect, the “hole” may either be stitched shut or patched. While this may sound like a dramatic procedure, the mortality rate is nearly zero!Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Atrial Septal Defect Repair

  • Thoracotomy

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    Thoracic refers to the chest cavity. A thoracotomy is a surgical procedure where an incision is made to access the thoracic organs, most often the heart, lungs, and the esophagus. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Thoractomy

  • Lobectomy

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    A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs. By removing only the lobe of the lung that is affected by an abnormality, the remaining healthy tissue can remain to support lung function.  A lobectomy is performed through a thoracotomy  procedure. Only removing a portion of the lung that is damaged saves the lung from decay and having to be removed entirely.Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Lobectomy

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, or VATS

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    A VATS is a type of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. By making an incision to insert a small video camera and a separate incision for tools, surgeons are able to perform procedures without making a large incision as with a thoracotomy. This allows for faster recovery time for the patient.  If possible, AzCVTS will recommend a VATS in place of a thoracotomy for your procedure. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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  • Carotid Artery Surgery/Stenting

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    Your carotid arteries supply blood to your brain. Plaque can build up inside your carotid arteries causing them to harden, known as atherosclerosis, and limiting blood flow to the briain. To treat this, AzCVTS will insert a slender, metal-mesh tube called a stent into your artery. The stent will expand inside your artery and give your blood room to flow freely. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Carotid Artery Surgery/Stent

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

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     If the walls of an artery become weak they may expand in certain sections. This is known as an aneurysm. In the event of a large aneurysm, or one that is rapidly getting bigger, there can be a risk of it rupturing and a repair surgery may be recommended. Aortic aneurysm surgery refers specifically to repairing an aneurysm in your body’s main artery, the aortic artery, using a man-made graft. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Dialysis Access Surgery

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    The purpose of dialysis access surgery is to provide an easy, efficient access point for blood to be removed and returned to the body during dialysis treatment. There are two minor procedures that create access points completely under the skin. The first is fistula, which is constructed by joining an artery and a vein, and the second is a graft, which is a man-made tube that is connects an artery to a vein. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Dialysis Access Surgery

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery

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    Angioplasty and stenting are common peripheral vascular surgeries used to treat peripheral vascular disease, or peripheral artery disease. In angioplasty, a catheter is run from through your artery, either in your arm or groin, to the location in the artery suffering from plaque buildup. A small balloon is then inflated and deflated several times to push the plaque against your artery walls and increase the room for blood flow. For stenting, a tiny mesh-metal tube is placed in the artery to keep it open. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

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    Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots in veins deep within the body, typically the legs. While most DVT can be treated with medications, there are a couple of surgical treatments that are used for extreme cases.

    1. Venous Thrombectomy Surgery – After locating the clot using a contrast dye, your surgeon will then make an incision over the clot and remove it using a catheter.

    Cardiovascular and Thoracic, Phoenix AZ, Venous Thrombectomy Surgery

    1. Vena Cava Filter – In some cases your doctor may recommend a vena cava filter to catch blood clots coming from your body’s largest vein, the vena cava, located in your abdomen.
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeons, Phoenix AZ, Vena Cava Filter


If you have any questions about the cardiothoracic, vascualr, and endovascular procedures that Arizona Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons offers, please contact us at our Peoria or Scottsdale locations.


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SCOTTSDALE
8402 E Shea Blvd Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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480-661-0700

Monday - Friday
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13943 N. 91st Ave. Suite B-101
Peoria, AZ 85381
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623-476-5190

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