Our heart surgeons are pioneers in breakthroughs for heart disease treatment. We’re known in Missouri and the surrounding region for our expertise in minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. You receive compassionate, supportive care from an elite team.
BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. Our cardiac surgeons have decades of experience offering the best in heart surgery. People come to us from surrounding states and beyond because we offer a level of care hard to find elsewhere.
When you choose our care team you’ll find:
- Expert team: Our multispecialty program includes board-certified specialists in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. We’ve developed expertise in diagnosing and treating people with all types and stages of heart disease by caring for thousands of patients every year.
- National recognition: Barnes-Jewish Hospital has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report. We stand out for our expertise in heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
- Advanced diagnostic capabilities: We offer the latest heart testing and diagnostic services, including heart imaging and cardiac catheterization. You receive streamlined testing and prompt results.
- Patient-centered approach: We understand that finding out you need heart surgery can be scary and overwhelming. That’s why your care team is always available, from answering your questions to walking you to an appointment. We guide and support you through every stage of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
- Heart surgery pioneers: Washington University surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital developed a technique known as the Cox-Maze procedure to treat the most common arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation. Heart experts at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were the first in Missouri to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a groundbreaking procedure for heart valve disease.
Our cardiac surgeons are leaders in performing surgery for all types of cardiovascular disease. We have specialty training and years of experience in conditions ranging from coronary artery disease to rare genetic heart diseases. Our experts can help, no matter what kind of heart disease you have.
- Adult congenital heart diseaseSome people have structural heart problems from birth. These diseases can affect your heart's blood vessels, valves or chambers.
- Aortic diseasesAortic diseases, such as aneurysms or aortic valve stenosis, affect the main blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to your body.
- Coronary artery diseaseCoronary artery disease develops when plaque builds up in the blood vessels that supply blood to your heart. It can lead to a heart attack.
- Heart failureYour heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs for oxygen. Heart failure symptoms may include fatigue and shortness of breath.
- Heart rhythm disordersA heart rhythm disorder, or arrhythmia, means your heart beats too fast, too slow or has an abnormal pattern.
- Heart valve diseaseHeart valve disease describes a problem with one or more of the four valves in your heart. Your heart has to work harder to pump blood.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathyHypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a thickened heart muscle. Over time, your heart can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs.