UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Experts at the UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery are dedicated to caring for patients with diseases and disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus by using the latest diagnostic, surgical, and medical techniques available. Our CT surgeons are at the forefront of developing new minimally invasive surgical techniques and they share their expertise with surgeons from across the nation and around the world through special training conferences, which utilize UPMC’s state-of-the-art laparoscopic operating rooms.
As a national leader, UPMC was one of the first medical centers in the country to perform minimally invasive surgery for esophageal and lung cancers. In addition, UPMC continues to pioneer the field of artificial heart implantation and the development and use of artificial heart-assist devices. This expertise, coupled with the comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment modalities offered, makes UPMC uniquely positioned to lead the way in treating diseases like congestive heart failure, esophageal cancer, and lung diseases.
With more than 25 cardiothoracic surgeons and more than 120 staff members, the Department of CT Surgery comprises two divisions: the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery and the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
The UPMC Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program offers a unique combination of longstanding institutional commitment to transplantation, availability of investigational therapies, and comprehensive expertise for ancillary care, all of which benefit patients. UPMC specialists have performed more than 1,600 lung and combined heart-lung transplants with outcomes that meet national benchmarks. The UPMC program focuses resources on clinical care as well as basic and translational clinical research in both transplantation and surgical treatment of heart failure, thus allowing clinicians to optimize therapy and outcomes for individual patients.
The Institute's programs include:
Cardiac surgery services are offered through the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the following locations:
Esophageal and lung surgical services are offered through the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the following locations: