C ardiothoracic surgeons have special expertise and training in operating on and treating conditions of the chest (thorax), that is, diseases of the heart and lungs. Cardiothoracic surgeons at Bridgeport Hospital provide patients with expertise and experience in complex mitral valve repair, arrhythmia surgery, aortic arch and minimally invasive procedures.

Our cardiac surgical team includes
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Cardiac Perfusionists
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Technicians

Specialized post-surgical care unit nurses provide constant monitoring and dedicated attention. After surgery, patients are transferred to our Surgical Intensive Care Unit, where, for the first eight hours, they receive one-to-one nursing care. The ratio is then one nurse to two patients for the entire length of stay in the SICU. When transferred to the cardiac unit, our experienced floor nurses educate patients in self-care, safety and the procedures to follow after surgery.