cardiology services

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Experts in heart and lung care for San Joaquin County and beyond

The realm of cardiothoracic surgery involves the heart, lungs, and the connecting structures around these vital organs. Within Adventist Health, cardiothoracic surgery is an integral component of our comprehensive cardiac care services. Our team of expert physicians and surgeons, supported by skilled cardiac care professionals, provides you with a distinctive combination of compassion and expertise.

An exciting enhancement to our history of care

Since 2023, we have worked to expand our cardiothoracic treatment capabilities at Dameron Hospital. We now have two full-time cardiothoracic surgeons at our Surgical Specialties Clinic in Stockton, CA. Our surgeons work closely with our Pacific Heart & Vascular cardiology clinics located in Lodi and Dameron. The cardiac care professionals at Adventist Health are focused on keeping the hearts of San Joaquin County residents healthy and strong. We continue to enhance those services with the addition of a cardiothoracic surgery team that possesses the combined skills and expertise to offer a range of surgical solutions, from tried-and-true techniques to the latest innovations in technology.

With you every step of the way

Should surgery emerge as the optimal care solution, our cardiothoracic surgeons collaborate closely with cardiologists, the Cardiac Catheterization lab, and other experts. This collaborative effort extends to patients and their families, ensuring optimal experiences and outcomes. Rely on our team to guide you seamlessly through the entire process, from diagnosis and pre-surgery testing to education, surgery, recovery, and post-surgical care, including cardiac rehabilitation.

Conditions we treat

The cardiothoracic surgery program at Adventist Health in San Joaquin County covers a wide range of diagnoses. Some of the most common conditions we treat include:

  • Aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve regurgitation
  • Ascending and descending aortic dissection
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary infection

Cardiothoracic surgery services

With advanced education, specialized training and years of experience, our team of cardiothoracic surgeons are skilled in many surgical techniques, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) evaluation
  • Lung biopsy
  • Lung nodule removal
  • Repair of ascending and descending aortic aneurysm
  • Robotic lung surgery
  • Thoracic aortic surgeries
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopy and thoracotomy

Meet our cardiothoracic surgeons

Each of our exceptional cardiothoracic surgeons holds board certification in both thoracic and cardiac surgery, having undergone training and education in renowned cardiac care centers across the United States. Beyond their impressive skills and expertise lies a deep-seated passion for aiding patients in reclaiming their health and enriching their lives with additional years of joy.

Adventist Health Physicians Network – Stockton Surgical Specialties

530 West Acacia Street
Suite 1
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 242-7098

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