The Iowa Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery Department has a team of board certified physicians specializing in heart and lung surgery. Our surgeons work collaboratively with other experts at The Iowa Clinic (in such specialties as Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Vascular Surgery) to offer the latest in multidisciplinary, coordinated care.
We understand that surgery of any kind is scary and unsettling, which is why our physicians and staff will do their very best to make you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. If you have questions at any time, we encourage you to contact us. We are here to help.
Our team of Cardiothoracic surgeons is trained in a wide range of procedures and innovative technologies. We know each patient is unique, so our surgeons will conduct a thorough exam and talk with you about what type of surgical approach is best for your condition. Our surgeons operate at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital in downtown Des Moines. They are supported by a full team of cardiologists and vascular surgeons from The Iowa Clinic.
Services & Treatments
Coronary Artery Disease
Aortic Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection