Redmond Regional began its open heart surgery program in 1986 and performs approximately 500 open heart surgeries annually. As Floyd County's comprehensive cardiac care program, Redmond is the first and only hospital to offer open heart surgery in Northwest Georgia.
To schedule an appointment with a cardiothoracic surgeon, call (706) 368-8480
Pioneering cardiac care, Redmond offers a mryiad of surgical options to treat cardiovascular disease, including conditions of the artery, valve and heart muscle.
If you or your loved one is diagnosed with a heart condition, it's important to know all of your options. Our cardiothoracic surgeons are here to provide a second opinion and strive to use minimally invasive options when at all possible. However, some conditions can only be treated with traditional open heart surgery.
Do I need open heart surgery?
If you are experiencing symptoms, your physician may perform tests such as a chest x-ray, echocardiogram or cardiac catheterization to determine the amount of blockage and whether or not surgery is needed.
Types of Heart Surgery
"On Pump" Heart Surgery: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is completed while your heart is beating from the assistance of a heart-lung machine. CABG is performed to relieve severe blockages in the arteries in your heart, reducing the risk for heart attack. Your surgeon will create a "detour" around the blocked artery, creating a bypass to the heart to receive the needed blood flow.
Convergent Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Procedure: Convergent Maze is a minimally invasive surgery combining electrophysiology and cardiac surgery, using radiofrequency ablation to restore your heart's rhythm. Then, a catheter is threaded through to the inside of your heart to create any necessary lesions on the walls of the heart.
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery: Replacing the damaged portion of the aorta with either a synthetic graft or endovascular stent. If the aneurysm is close to the aortic valve, your surgeon may also replace or repair the aortic valve during surgery.
Heart Valve Surgery: Repairing or replacing the heart's valve to allow for complete opening or closure to strengthen the heart muscle, getting blood to the body.
Heart Surgery at Redmond
Our heart team works with you and your loved ones to understand your treatment and recovery process. Redmond offers:
- Dedicated cardiothoracic clinical nurse navigator providing one-on-one guidance throughout your journey
- Inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation to get you back to a heart-healthy lifestyle
- ICU with dedicated cardiac patient bays for specialty care following heart surgery
- Step down unit specializing in heart surgery recovery