Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Medical Center Campus
- East Pavilion, Level 5
- 111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT, 05401
- Phone: 802-847-4152
- Fax: 802-847-8158
- Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM
Fletcher Allen in Burlington, VT, offers a wide range of cardiothoracic surgery treatments for chest and heart diseases, including bypass surgery, valve replacement and repair and thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery. Our experienced medical group has performed thousands of life-saving cardiothoracic surgeries throughout its substantial history, dating back to the 1950s.
Cardiothoracic Surgery: What You Need to Know
Our team includes four board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons and dedicated support staff—including three physician assistants, two nurse practitioners, a nurse clinician and a hard-working and devoted office staff—all dedicated to providing the highest possible quality of cardiothoracic surgery care to our patients.
Our cardiothoracic surgery specialists treat a variety of heart-and chest-related diseases through advanced techniques and procedures:
- Adult cardiac pathology
- Advanced, minimally invasive heart valve surgery for aortic valve, mitral valve and thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Aneurysms of the thoracic aorta
- Bypass surgery
- Diseases involving the lungs, mediastinum, esophagus and chest wall
- Heart valve replacement and repair
- Limited pediatric abnormalities
- Surgical repair of complex chest and abdominal aneurysms
- Surgical treatment of heart rhythm disorders
Cardiothoracic Surgery Research in Pursuit of Better Treatment
Many cardiothoracic laboratory and clinical research projects are performed in collaboration with Fletcher Allen Cardiology. Dr. Schmoker and his laboratory staff are investigating a model for thoracic aortic trauma, cerebral perfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass and factors affecting the longevity of both venous and arterial grafts, a model that increases patient outcomes long-term.
The cardiothoracic surgery department is a founding member of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Research Group. Fletcher Allen has participated in a myriad of clinical projects that have led to a progressive decrease in cardiac surgical morbidity and mortality. The Northern New England group now has one of the largest databases for cardiothoracic surgery in the United States.
Learn More About Cardiothoracic Surgery at Fletcher Allen
Explore this site for more information about our comprehensive care, or call Fletcher Allen Cardiothoracic Surgery at 802-847-4152, Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm.
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