Heart Surgery

Heart surgery is a necessary treatment for certain heart disease. At The Medical Center of Aurora, our heart surgeons perform more than 450 heart surgeries each year and have some of the lowest complication rates in the state.

Conditions that may Require Heart Surgery

Heart Surgery Procedures

Cardiac Assist Devices

We use the TandemHeart® VAD in emergency situations for short-term cardiac support. The TandemHeart® is inserted by either a cardiovascular surgeon or a cardiologist. The device assists the heart with pumping blood in order to stabilize the patient, save vital organs and give the damaged heart time to heal while the physicians determine the next course of treatment.