Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates
Craig Hampton, MD, FACS, Medical Director
Susan Hecker, MD, MPH
John Luber, MD, FACS, FACC
Baiya Krishnadasan, MD, FACS, Medical Director
Nyen Chong, MD, FACS, FCCP
When you need heart surgery, we want you to be in the best hands.
As a Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates patient, you have our commitment to care for you--from your first appointment through surgery and recovery. Our skilled surgical team performs more than 1,500 heart, lung and chest surgeries each year— using leading edge, proven techniques and multi-disciplinary teams to achieve excellent cardiac and thoracic outcomes.
Small-incision mitral and aortic valves and other advanced surgeries
Minimally invasive heart surgery usually means less blood loss, pain and scarring, a shorter hospital stay and recovery—and often returning you to a healthier life. All patients with isolated heart valve disease are considered for minimally invasive surgery. Additionally, we are one of a few centers performing small-incision “hybrid” coronary artery bypass surgery and stenting.
A convenient Heart Valve Clinic
For heart valve concerns, we provide diagnostic testing, consultations with a cardiologist and cardiac surgeon in one visit. You will leave with an individual care plan that may range from medication management to minimally invasive valve repair or replacement.
Advanced surgeries. Compassionate care.
You’ll also have access to other Franciscan Heart Center resources. From our cardiac critical care unit, to cardiac rehabilitation, support groups and cardiologists to help you manage your ongoing care, we’re with you—and your family—every step of the way.