Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery

PinnacleHealth’s cardiovascular surgery program has been recognized at both the state and national levels for providing the highest caliber of cardiovascular care.

The PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery team perform more than 1,000 cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures each year, including more than 650 complex open heart surgeries as well as more than 50 transcatheter valve procedures.

Our surgeons offer the best possible outcomes for the most challenging surgical cases and provide the complete spectrum of cardiovascular surgical care, including minimally invasive options and advanced hybrid surgeries.Together with our interventional cardiologists, our cardiovascular surgeons offer dually-performed procedures, such as robotic CABG followed by stenting, in our hybrid operating room and participate in percutaneous heart valve therapy cases.

Experience Counts

At the national level, PinnacleHealth has also consistently received the highest rating for cardiovascular surgery. This accolade is the coveted 3-Star highest quality designation for heart bypass and valve surgery outcomes from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, our chief of cardiothoracic surgery, is in the top 5 percent in the state of all surgeons’ volumes. He is also the only surgeon in Pennsylvania to achieve a combined inpatient and 30-day mortality rated as “better than expected” for total valve surgery.

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Services We Offer

Coronary Procedures

Vascular procedures


Support And Education For Our Patients

At PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, support and education are key components to a successful experience with heart surgery. We’ve developed a very active support group where patients can share ideas, thoughts, and concerns with people who understand.

Our Powerful Hearts Support Group sessions include presentations by physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, exercise experts and more. There is always something new to learn, discuss, and share.

This is a free service, and we encourage friends and families to attend as well. Light refreshments will be served. Visit our classes and events section for upcoming meeting dates, or see below.

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