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Cardiothoracic (Open Heart) Surgery

Conemaugh Physician Group - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
(814) 534-9407

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s cardiac surgical teams perform hundreds of open heart surgeries every year. Skill and experience of the team provides the foundation for consistently excellent patient outcomes, including lower than expected mortality rates in several surgical categories.

Surgery is only performed after all options have been fully explored, including interventional cardiology procedures that can sometimes avoid the need for surgery. If surgery is required, patients and their families will meet with members of the surgical team, which includes cardiothoracic surgeons who have received advanced fellowship training.

Cardiovascular Surgical Services

  • Atrial and ventricular septal defect repairs
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), commonly known as bypass surgery
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) procedures to treat abnormal heart rhythms
  • Minimally invasive open heart surgery
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Myomectomy for heart tumors
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Pacemaker insertions
  • Thoracic aorta repairs
  • Traumatic heart injuries
  • Valve repair and replacement, using mechanical valves and bioprosthetic valves
  • Ventricular aneurysm repair