Cardiothoracic surgery includes any surgical procedure performed on the heart, aorta and blood vessels within the thorax or chest area, typically to treat complications of heart disease, correct congenital heart conditions, or treat valvular and rheumatic heart disease.

Saint Vincent Medical Group surgeons perform cardiovascular and open-heart surgeries at Saint Vincent Hospital, which has long been a leader in providing world-class cardiac surgical intervention and care for patients.  In fact, one of the first open-heart operations in Central Massachusetts was performed at the hospital nearly 50 years ago.  The hospital’s Cardiac Surgery Division has ranked among the best in operative outcomes in Massachusetts over the past decade, and Saint Vincent Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Thomson Reuters.