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Cardiac Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a complete range of Cardiac Surgery options, from conventional surgery to advanced hybrid techniques. Our surgery experts can treat your heart disease, no matter how complex.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all cardiac conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Tarek S. Absi

Tarek S. AbsiMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Valve Center, Ischemic Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Matthew Bacchetta

Matthew BacchettaMD, MBA, MA

    Cardiac Surgery, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm
David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Swaroop Bommareddi

Swaroop BommareddiMD

    Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement/TAVR
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Nhue L. Do

Nhue L. DoMD

    Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Neonatal, Infant and Pediatric Heart Conditions, ECMO and Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Heart, Pediatric Heart Transplant

Why Choose Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is among the best heart programs in the nation and the top-ranked program in Tennessee. Our Genetic Cardiomyopathy Program and our interdisciplinary care team is one of 42 Centers of Excellence in the United States, delivering expert care for HCM in adults and children and providing genetic counseling for their families. For more information, visit the Hypertrophic Cardiology Association website. 

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience in surgery

    We perform some of the most complex surgeries, such as repair of congenital heart conditions and re-operative heart surgery. We are one of the largest heart transplant programs in the U.S. We lead the nation in performing such advanced procedures as pulmonary endarterectomy, hybrid approaches to aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive valve surgery and multi-organ transplant.

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Doctors all over the world refer their heart patients to Vanderbilt. Because we treat so many people with heart disease, we have the expertise to offer you the best possible care.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • compound, molecule, atom, Latest technology
    Latest technology

    As an industry leader, we develop and refine the latest cardiac care — for example, less invasive surgical procedures, and methods that combine open and catheter-based techniques. We also have been among the first to provide advanced support technologies, such as mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Vanderbilt Cardiac Surgeon Operates on Father and Son

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Coronary bypass
  • Heart transplant
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Open heart surgery
  • Pacemaker
  • Pulmonary endarterectomy
  • Surgical approaches to atrial and ventricular arrhythmias


1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232