At MountainView Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, our care team and physicians are part of a comprehensive program that provides inpatient and outpatient care at MountainView Hospital. Our surgeons perform the most heart procedures than any other practice and hospital in the Las Vegas Valley. Our heart, lung and vascular surgeons provide coordinated cardiovascular and thoracic care all under one roof. Knowing you have access to a comprehensive team of highly-skilled experts is the best peace of mind for you and the community.

Our patients come from around the world and country to seek our expertly-trained and compassionate physicians. With two convenient locations in Las Vegas, both with easy access from the I- 215 and I-15 freeways, patients visiting us from Henderson, Boulder City, Pahrump, Summerlin and the surrounding areas have two options for outpatient care.

Call us today at (702) 962-5920 or schedule an appointment online with one of our experienced surgeons.

What is cardiovascular surgery?

Cardiovascular surgery includes operations involving the heart and blood vessels including arteries and veins. Specially trained surgeons operate on the cardiovascular system using techniques to safely access and treat the surrounding organs and tissue. Often times, procedures are performed to repair damage that may be caused by certain diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular system. Typical procedures are sometimes called heart surgery or cardiac surgery which may include heart valve repair, heart defect repair, heart valve replacement, coronary artery bypass, ventricular assist devices (VADs) and more.

What type of conditions are treated by a cardiovascular surgeon?

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Valvular stenosis or insufficiency
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Aortic aneurysms dissection
  • Aorta transaction
  • Left ventricular aneurysm

Minimally invasive valve surgery:

  • Aortic valve via right anterior thoracotomy “NYU approach”
  • Mitral valve via right lateral thoracotomy “NYU approach”
  • Complex mitral valve repair/replacement (including leaflet resection and neo-cord use)
  • Aortic valve repair/replacement
  • Minimally invasive LIMA to LAD coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (Off pump or “beating heart”)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) evaluation
  • Surgical correction of atrial fibrillation (Cox-Maze Procedure)
  • Surgical correction of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy or “HOCM” (Septal Myomectomy)

What is thoracic surgery?

Thoracic surgery, also known as chest surgery includes the organs, structures and tissue that form and support the chest cavity. These organs can include the; heart, lungs, rib cage, breastbone as well as the esophagus and trachea. A specially trained doctor called a thoracic surgeon will perform the surgeries and procedures to treat and manage diseases and injuries to these organs.

What type of conditions are treated by a thoracic surgeon?

  • Malignant cancer and tumors including lung and esophageal cancer
  • Benign (noncancerous) lung diseases and tumors
  • Chest reconstruction
  • Trachael resection
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma

Robotically assisted/minimally invasive thoracic surgery including:

  • Lobectomy, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotically assisted surgery
  • Wedge resection of the lung
  • Decortication/pleurodesis

Esophageal Surgery:

  • Ivor-Lewis esophagogastrectomy
  • Heller myotomy for achalasia
  • Diverticulectomy

Miscellaneous thoracic procedures:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • First rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis

Diagnostic thoracic procedures including:

  • Fiberoptic and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Video-assisted cervical mediastinoscopy

Vascular Surgery:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair (Open and endovascular approach)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) repair
  • Carotid endarterectomy surgery
  • Peripheral arterial bypass surgery (Aortobifemoral bypass, Femoral popliteal, etc)
  • Dialysis access surgery (AV fistula creation/ AV graft insertion)