Legacy of Excellence in Heart Care

When you need open heart surgery, rely on the region's most experienced surgeons.

Open Heart Surgery

In Jacksonville’s history, St. Vincent’s HealthCare is proud of its well-earned reputation as the city’s heart hospital. In the ever-evolving field of cardiology, heart surgeons and cardiologists at St. Vincent’s continue to revolutionize new, safer heart surgery techniques. Today, we perform more heart surgeries to improve the lives of adults and children with a heart condition than another other health system in our area. Annually, our team performs 850 heart surgeries a year at St Vincent’s Riverside.

Sometimes surgery is your best option. We specialize in these surgical treatments:

  • Coronary Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Valve Replacement & Repair
  • MAZE
  • Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)
  • Abdominal & Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • Vascular Access—Hemodialysis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Procedures
  • Arterial Thrombectomy
  • Direct Repair of Vessels
  • Angioplasty—Iliac & Fem/Pop

Area’s Only Open-Heart Recovery Unit

After surgery, our patients recover in our technologically advanced, open-heart recovery unit. It’s the only one of its kind in this area. We provide intensive monitoring and compassionate cardiac nursing care.

The support of your family is very important. Our progressive care approach means we’ll communicate regularly with you and with them. We are proud to be part of your heart care team. For your ongoing health and well-being, St. Vincent’s offers many resources post-surgery to help your body heal and get stronger, including heart and lung rehabilitation.