Mass General’s cardiac surgery team has received the highest possible rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in both aortic valve replacement (AVR) and AVR+ coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG).
Patients on Boston’s North Shore requiring cardiothoracic surgery find world-class cardiothoracic surgeons through North Shore Medical Center's decades-long collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital. Cardiac surgery is now performed at Mass General, while all other aspects of a patient’s heart care are provided here on the North Shore.
With multiple hospitals, urgent care sites and physician offices throughout the North Shore, NSMC is the area’s largest healthcare provider. A member of Partners HealthCare, NSMC offers access to some of the world’s most talented sub-specialists through clinical collaborations with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Cardiothoracic surgery procedures
Cardiothoracic surgery at MGH treats and includes:
- Adult congenital heart disease
- Aortic aneurysms
- Heart failure
- Heart rhythm conditions
- Heart valve conditions
- Heart and lung transplantations
Cardiothoracic surgery is also done to treat the following conditions:
- Thoracic trauma
- Lung cancer
- Respiratory failure
- Thoracic cysts
- Esophageal cancer
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Benign esophageal diseases
- Mediastinal tumors
- Congenital anomalies of the chest
- Pleural diseases
- Chest wall tumors
Collaborations with other cardiothoracic surgery departments
Mass General cardiothoracic surgery physicians work closely with NSMC cardiovascular medicine physicians at North Shore Medical Center.
How to find a cardiothoracic surgery physician.
Patients in need of cardiothoracic surgery may seek referrals through NSMC cardiovascular medicine physicians or by calling 866.644.8910.