Top Docs

Our surgeons are consistently ranked as Top Cardiac Surgeons in the area.

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Health Ranking

Baptist Health Louisville, a 519 bed hospital has been recognized as the #1 Hospital in the Louisville, KY metro area.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Region's top ranked heart surgery program.

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Established in 1994, the Baptist Cardiac Surgery (BCS) Program has evolved into a leading center in Kentuckiana, with a commitment to excellence in care, outcomes, and cardiac surgery advancement. Baptist Cardiac Surgeons are nationally recognized for the early adoption and refinement of minimally invasive valve and coronary revascularization procedures, mitral valve repair, and complex aortic procedures. Our surgeons perform more than 1,000 cardiac surgical procedures annually with combined surgical experience of more than 70 years.

Our Less Invasive Cardiac Surgery approach involves a comprehensive multi-modality effort that tailors each procedure to each individual patient. This has resulted in an overall lower “surgical impact”, with lower complication and transfusion rates, improved pain management, shorter hospital stays, quicker returns to normal functional status, and more positive patient experiences.

BCS utilizes most techniques available for the treatment of:

  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation and/or Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation and/or Stenosis (including percutaneous options such asTAVR)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Disease)
  • Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Endocarditis (Inflammation and/or Infection of the Heart)
  • Surgery for HOCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy)

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Baptist Cardiac Surgery is a leader in the region for minimally invasive or "small incision" operations.

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Patient Stories

Our patients share their experiences about cardiac surgery and their recovery.

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TAVR Program

Trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive (percutaneous) procedure used to replace a blocked aortic valve (aortic stenosis). This procedure is often called TAVI (trans-catheter aortic valve implantation).

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