Heart Surgery Team - Meet our Cardiac Surgeons
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center, San Francisco, has a world-renowned team of heart surgeons who are all board certified and accredited. Our cardiac surgeons have gained substantial expertise in their specialties through their studies at renowned national and international institutions. Each heart surgeon on our team ranks among the best in San Francisco, best in California, and best heart surgeons / cardiovascular surgeons in the United States; we are very proud of each and every heart surgeon at CPMC!
More than half a million heart surgeries are done each year in the United States for many heart problems. Heart, or cardiovascular surgery, is conducted on both children and adults. Historically, heart surgery has been very difficult because of the beating heart as well as the difficulty of maintaining life processes during surgery. There have been two major innovations in medicine that have allowed heart surgeons to conduct surgery on the heart - 1) the heart-lung machine, which works for the heart during surgery and 2) body cooling techniques which slow metabolism and give surgeons more time to operate without causing brain damage.
All patients are unique, and our team of top San Francisco Bay Area heart surgeons and cardiac specialists will create a treatment plan customized to your specific needs. Many patients wonder what are the best questions to ask your heart surgeon or cardiovascular surgeon. Identifying the best questions to ask your heart surgeon varies with each patient; our goal is to create an open, cooperative environment between you and your cardiac surgeon so that each and every question gets asked, and answered. That's one way to get to the best questions to ask your doctor.
CPMC Heart Surgeons - Browse Our Cardiac Specialists
Choosing the Best Heart Surgeon for You
Choosing a heart surgeon is a critical step towards heart health. The symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and surgery options available to treat heart ailments may seem overwhelming.
How should you go about choosing the best cardiac surgeon for you and your personal needs? Is surgery necessary? What are your best heart treatment options?
First, of course, consult with your primary care physician. Second, educate yourself as a participating patient in your heart or cardiovascular conditions. Heart and vascular care is a rapidly evolving field; we pride ourselves at encouraging patient participation and education in the process of selecting not just the best or top-rated heart surgeon for you but also the best program of heart and cardiovascular care for your treatment needs.
Third, a major step towards finding the best heart or cardiac surgeon for your situation is to reach out and make the initial consultation with one of our San Francisco-based heart specialists. Each is a top heart surgeon or cardiac specialist within the CPMC organization, yet each has his or her own skillset, education, specialties and personality.
Whether you live in San Francisco, throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County or even elsewhere in California or the United States, the first step is as easy as requesting an information kit. Finding the best heart surgeon for you begins with an initial consultation.
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.