When it comes to your heart, or that of a loved one, the St. Mary's of Michigan open heart surgery team has unmatched experience and expertise. Combined with our comprehensive cardiovascular programs, delivered in partnership with Michigan Cardiovascular Institute, you can count on St. Mary's of Michigan to provide the healing edge.
On September 28, 1984, the first open heart surgery took place at St. Mary's of Michigan. It was a day not-to-be-forgotten as St. Mary's became the only open heart surgery program to serve a 14-county region. This meant area residents would no longer have to travel to distant hospitals for cardiac surgery.
In the more than 25 years since, St. Mary's of Michigan has performed nearly 20,000 heart surgeries and continues to be a regional leader in cardiac care. The majority of the surgeries have been heart bypass operations but St. Mary's of Michigan has also performed heart valve replacement and repair surgeries.
It takes dedication and commitment of an entire hospital to provide high-quality care and the 25 years of achievements and milestones in open heart surgery reflects the combined efforts of surgeons, physicians, nurses, clinicians, everyone, to make St. Mary's of Michigan a regional leader in open heart surgery.
Off Pump Heart Bypass Surgery
At St. Mary's of Michigan Medical Center, we perform "beating heart" surgeries for patients who are candidates for this less invasive procedure. The surgeon operates on the patient's heart without the use of the heart-lung machine. Only hospitals with the most experienced clinicians can perform this type of surgery. Off-pump surgery patients typically recover more quickly than traditional open-heart patients.