Cardiothoracic Services

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.

Angiogram helps find blockage

A man with a multitude of heart and vascular problems undergoes an angiogram in the catheterization lab.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1008.3

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Jaw Surgery

A woman hoping to change her life endures complicated upper and lower jaw surgery. Dr. Gerald Alexander, Community Regional Medical Center oral and maxillofacial surgeon brings many of his patients from his practice to the hospital for surgery. Katie Stater, R.N. is one of his patients and as a nurse she knows first-hand what goes on in the operating room. She puts her trust in Dr. Alexander and his team to fix her upper and lower jaw and chin.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1017.2.

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Hand Surgery

James Edwards came to Community Regional Medical Center to seek help for his hand. He could not move his two middle fingers from an accident with scissors. Dr. Kent Yamaguchi, a plastic surgeon for Community Medical Centers, worked to repair Edwards’ cut tendons in his hand.

Healthcare Heroes episode 1016.2.

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Back on the Ranch

A technological breakthrough can reduce cancer treatments by nearly tenfold, and it’s right here in the Central Valley.

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Beating Heart Surgery

Performing heart surgery while a heart is still beating is not a new surgical technique. Find out why this technique is back in the forefront of cardiac surgery and learn more about its tremendous benefits to patients.

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Seeing is Believing

Corneal transplantation is the most common transplant operation performed in the United States. Find out how a doctor at Eye-Q Vision Care is performing the surgery so that patients can see better– faster.

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It's all in the Wrist

Learn how valley doctors are using the wrist to help detect heart disease.

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Lab in the OR

There are four tiny glands that sit in your neck that regulate calcium levels in your system. When one of those glands goes bad it can make you feel bad as well. One Valley doctor brought a new test to the operating room to help reduce surgery time for patients with Hyperparathyroidism.

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A Brainstorm of Technology

Recently, Community Regional Medical Center’s doctors, nurses and technicians began training on a series of brand new tools designed to help “see” inside the brain and the spine. The equipment is part of a multi-million dollar investment to improve the study of neurosciences.

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