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Conditions & Procedures

Heart & Aorta


Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Associates is a leader in heart surgery in Colorado, specifically in southern Colorado, performing the most operations and offering the broadest array of procedures and servicesWe perform, to include, but not limited to minimally invasive valves, complex coronary artery bypass procedures, reoperative surgeries, aortic surgery, atrial fibrillation procedures and percutaneous ventricular assist devicesWe were the first program in southern CO to offer TAVR, and first program in CO to offer both FDA approved TAVR implants outside of research studiesWe cover the entire CO region performing surgeries in Penrose Hospital and St Anthony Hospital and provide multiple outreach clinics to include Durango. 

Lung & Chest

Thoracic & Oncology

Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates is one of only two hospitals in southern Colorado with a dedicated Thoracic surgeon who specializes in non-cardiac chest surgery. We specialize in general thoracic surgery, which includes surgical therapy for a wide variety of both malignant and benign diseases within chest, and thoracic oncology, which is a special focus on malignant disease. We offer all aspects of surgical care for patients with diseases of the lungs, trachea, esophagus, chest wall, pleural space, and mediastinum. Many thoracic surgery procedures can be done using minimally invasive or robotic techniques. Some procedures are done with standard open surgical techniques, while others require extremely complex surgical planning and skills, and are only performed by dedicated, specially trained thoracic surgeons.