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Librado Heredia Villegar has a complicated bariatric history – too complicated for his local surgeon in Ensenada, Mexico, who recommended Dr. Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Pervais Chaudhry performs beating heart surgery on Ray Plymale, who is at high risk for a heart attack or stroke.
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Greg Rogers has severe pain in his left hip and is having trouble doing everyday activities. Can Dr. Kevin Lester fix his patients' hip and get him back on his feet?
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Librado Heredia Villegar flew from his home in Ensenada Mexico to have bariatric surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital. Dr. Kelvin Higa performed his advanced revisional weight-loss surgery laparoscopically and now Villegar is back to doing the things he loves.Back to Videos
The da Vinci robot helps Dr. Yuk-Yuen Leung remove Joseph Leonard's prostate when he's diagnosed with cancer.
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A specially-trained nurse prepares patients for neurosurgery.
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Cardiothoracic surgery (heart surgery) is done to correct problems with the heart. In the United States, more than half a million heart surgeries are performed each year for a variety of heart problems. We offer the most advanced cardiac procedures in the Valley including:
At our three major hospitals within the Community Medical Centers family, we offer a full range of surgical care – from cardiac and orthopedic surgery to neurological and cosmetic surgery. Our teams of highly trained doctors, nurses and medical professionals use the latest in surgical technology to increase the speed of patient recovery and reduce pain.
Our 10 operating rooms accommodate over 12,000 patients a year needing surgery, many of whom get to go straight home after surgery because of the advanced minimally invasive techniques we use.
Our surgical suites are outfitted with the latest generation of high-density technology – allowing surgeons to internally view and make surgical repairs without making large incisions. This means you go home faster, have far less discomfort and much less chance of complications after surgery.
From prevention to diagnosis to complex surgeries, our cardiothoracic services stay a beat ahead, providing effective treatments for your heart and chest. We take a preventive approach through diagnostic testing and biopsies, and our expert team uses innovative techniques to perform cardiac surgery, thoroscopy for detailed looks inside the heart and lungs and stent insertions to open blocked arteries.