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The cardiac surgery program provides expert care for major aortic surgery, coronary bypass, beating heart cardiac operations, arrhythmia surgery (the MAZE operation) and minimally invasive techniques including robotic surgery.
We also provide specialized care for heart failure patients including cardiac-assist devices, ventricular restorative procedures and heart transplantation.
Our patient-centered approach includes a multidisciplinary team of experienced surgeons capable of managing highly complex cases. We use leading-edge technology with the state’s longest continuous robotic surgery program and UK is the only hospital in the region to perform artificial heart and multiple-organ transplants.
Our surgeons are dedicated to both exceptional clinical care and compassionate patient care, which is reflected by the many excellent outcomes our patients see.
The cardiothoracic surgery division at the UK Gill Heart Institute provides multidisciplinary care in a state-of-the-art environment, including UK’s newly expanded surgical suites and one of the country’s largest hybrid operating room.
Our surgeons have extensive experience in all aspects of advanced heart and chest surgery and are board-certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery and surgical critical care. We offer both leading-edge, minimally invasive approaches as well as traditional surgical techniques to provide you with the most appropriate care for your individual cardiovascular condition.
We make your overall care, comfort and well-being our top priority. Our cardiothoracic team sees that you and your family receive exceptional treatment during your stay.
After you leave us, we follow up on your care as expected in our clinic and with support services like our Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Program or our Heart to Heart support group for transplant and mechanical heart device patients.
Our cardiothoracic surgery team provides comprehensive surgical treatments for:
We also provide trauma care and the management of patients with end-stage heart and lung disease, including transplantation.
Our specialties include:
UK Transplant Center
Minimally invasive surgery
UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion GGill Heart InstituteFirst Floor, Room G1001000 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0602
Call 859-323-6494 Fax 859-278-4836
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Kentucky ClinicRoom L304740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Call 859-323-6494Call 800-365-0955
Office hoursMonday - Friday, Clinic times vary per physician
AmenitiesDining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs
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Kentucky ClinicSecond Floor, Wing D, Room L203740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Call 859-323-6754Fax 859-323-3499
For heart surgery and chest surgery patients
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Clinic times vary per physician
After Hours contact: 859-257-1000
Kentucky ClinicThird Floor, Wing D, Room J301740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Call 859-323-1691Call 800-456-5287
Office hoursWednesdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
For heart and lung transplant patients.
Markey Cancer Center800 Rose St.Lexington KY 40536-0293
Call 859-257-5864Fax 859-257-5865
Office hoursMondays and Thursdays
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Gill Heart Institute - HazardSuite A243 Roy Campbell DriveHazard KY 41701
Call 606-439-0447Call 800-851-7512
James Shoptaw, MD
Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - Noon
Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Commonwealth Cancer CenterSuite 100520 Techwood DriveDanville KY 40422
Office hoursSecond and Fourth Mondays of the month
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Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center145 Newcomb Ave.Mt. Vernon KY 40456
Call 859-323-6494Call 866-940-4938
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