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Look at the Valley's first minimally invasive triple bypass surgery done without the use of robotics, without stopping the heart and without breaking the sternum. Find out how this leading-edge procedure will result in faster recoveries for patients at Community Regional Medical Center.
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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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.
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.
Seventy-five-year-old Arthur “Mickey” Kaitangian's first concern upon waking from open heart surgery at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital was whether the fix for his leaky heart valve would require blood thinning medications.
When Robert Oberg got the news more than a decade ago that he had a bulging aorta that was likely to burst, he decided to take his chances that it wouldn’t.
A year and a skilled surgical team in a leading-edge hospital close to home can make all the difference.
Jose Zabalza, a 53-year-old father of three had been prepared to die this year as his heart began to give out and it became increasingly difficult just to walk across his living room. But new technology is giving him a second chance, and letting the Fresno man make tentative plans to camp again with his three children and spouse.