Advanced Cardiovascular Care

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

In the past, open-heart surgery for heart valve repair required opening the patient’s chest. Today, world-class surgeons at CHI St. Luke’s Health use minimally invasive techniques to make small “keyhole” incisions, which result in shorter surgeries, reduced hospital stays, faster healing, and minimal scarring.

Leaders in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Specializing in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, our experts treat diseases within the heart and chest, which include the treatment of aortic aneurysms, heart valve disease, aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis, and coronary artery disease (coronary bypass surgery). In addition, we:

  • Provide unparalleled clinical care and service in an environment consistent with the rapidly changing medical landscape.
  • Initiate, foster, and enlarge innovative cardiothoracic research programs.
  • Conduct educational programs that enrich the local, national, and worldwide surgical communities as well as produce the academic and clinical leaders of tomorrow.

Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. In those cases, open-heart surgery offers another solution. Ask your cardiologist if minimally invasive cardiac surgery is right for you.

Meet Our Team

 

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., FACS

Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Professor of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

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Joseph L. Mills, M.D., FACS

Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine

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Migual Montero-Baker, M.D.

Associate Clinical Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Associate Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine

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