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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiothoracic Surgery division has a storied history of leading the way into new surgical techniques to repair the heart.  Read more about our history.  

Patient Care Information

Our Sections and Subspecialties

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Heart Transplant Program
Lung Transplant Program
VAD Program
Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery 

Clinic and Administrative Contact Information

Latest News

September 9th:

Bioprinting could treat cancers (MNDaily)

Doctors operating on patients with esophageal cancer remove part of the esophagus and stretch the stomach, attaching the stomach to the remaining esophagus, which can cause negative side effects like lifelong acid reflux, said University of Minnesota Medical Center thoracic surgeon Dr. Rafael Andrade. 

“[The bioprinter] will allow for quicker access for patients to get treatment that would normally require an organ donation,” Panoskaltsis-Mortari said. “But secondly, it’s a new strategy to be used for repairing certain defects or problems that a patient is having that need to be repaired surgically.”

Read the full article on the MN Daily

April 1st:

New Aortic Center incorporates unparalleled technology, expert care

Early detection, immediate therapy and surveillance are the three pillars of the new Aortic Center.

When an aortic aneurysm bursts, patients may have minutes to live.

But even if the aortic aneurysm—a weakening or bulge in the walls of the aorta, the body’s largest artery—hasn’t torn, effective, multidisciplinary emergency care is still important in order to avoid a potentially fatal event.

The new University of Minnesota Health Aortic Center offers exactly that—plus unparalleled technology. The center, which launched earlier this year, brings together the skill sets of vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists and cardiologists, who are all dedicated to aortic disease care.

Full article here - M Health Blog

Fellowship Information

The academic charge of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota is to provide the ideal environment to facilitate training cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residents, general surgery residents, and medical students in the discipline of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical sciences.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship site for Program and Application Information.

Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Policy and Procedure Manual.

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Cardiothoracic Conference Schedule

Click here for details on the cardiothoracic conference weekly schedule.

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