The St. Francis Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute brings together board-certified physicians and surgeons with extensive training in surgical therapy of the diseases of the heart, lung, chest and vascular system. Our doctors are dedicated to excellence, with significant experience.
A cardiothoracic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. This includes surgeons who can be called cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, general thoracic surgeons, and congenital heart surgeons. A vascular surgeon is a specialist who is trained to treat diseases of the vascular system including arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation.