Cardiothoracic Conditions & Procedures

The St. Rita’s surgical team encompasses several specialty areas including aortic surgery, cardiac arrhythmia surgery, minimally invasive and robotic coronary and valvular surgery. Our surgeons work closely with your primary care doctors and specialists to ensure that you receive the best care before, during, and after your surgical procedure. Learn more about our surgeons’ specialty areas and the diseases that create the conditions they treat.

Valvular Heart Disease

  • Complex valve repair and replacement

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)/Coronary Atherosclerosis

  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass using arterial conduits
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization
  • Totally endoscopic minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery (TECAB)
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR)


  • MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery for Cardiac and Vascular Conditions

  • MAZE atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR)
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization
  • Atrial septal defect repair
  • Coronary-artery bypass graft procedures
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • TECAB (totally endoscopic minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery)
  • Surgery of the lungs, esophagus, and mediastinum

Thoracic Surgery

  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Surgery for lung cancer (multimodality approach)
  • VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery)

Thoracic Aortic Disease (TAD)

  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm resection
  • Thoracic aortic stent grafting