Heritage Valley Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Heritage Valley Medical Group Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Office Hours:

Mon - Fri - 8 am - 4:30 pm

Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Adult Congenital Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Surgery - Minimally Invasive
  • Cardiovascular Support in Conjunction with Neurosurgery, Urological Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Chest Wall Resection and Construction
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG)
  • Coronary Bypass - Minimally Invasive
  • Esophgeal Resection and Reconstruction
  • Lung Resection for Cancer - Minimally Invasive
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair and Surgery of the Great Vessels
  • Thoracoscopy and Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Thymectomy

Vascular Surgery

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Open)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Endovascular)
  • CarotidEndarterectomy (Participant in National Institutes of Health CREST Study)
  • Lower Extremity Arterial Reconstruction
  • Subclavian Artery Transposition/ByPass
  • Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity Arterial Reconstruction

Heritage Valley Health System's Cardiovascular Surgery program is one of the most comprehensive heart health programs in the region. First opened in 1994, our skilled surgeons have performed more than 5,000 open heart procedures. The Cardiovascular Surgery program is a valuable asset to area residents who would otherwise have to travel to Pittsburgh for this type of quality care.

Heritage Valley's Open Heart Surgery program offers patients a wide variety of services such as coronary bypass grafting, adult congenital surgery, minimally invasive techniques, and many more. Our open heart surgery team, consisting of a primary cardiothoracic surgeon, another physician, a scrub nurse, a circulating nurse, a perfusionist, and anesthesiologist, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and a physician's assistant. Our highly-educated, skilled cardiovascular surgeons - Alexander Vasilakis, M.D. and Philip Ovadia, M.D. - are certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Rajdeep Sandhu, MD is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in vascular and endovascular services. Our state-of-the-art surgical equipment enables us to provide patients with the most current procedures and the highest level of care possible.