ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH CARDIAC SURGERY

ST. JOSEPH’S HEALTH CARDIAC SURGERY

One of the top 6 hospitals in the Nation for cardiac surgery.

We are leaders in cardiac surgery. Having pioneered groundbreaking procedures such as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), we remain on the forefront of heart care today. We perform more cardiac surgeries than any other hospital in our region, and we consistently exceed national benchmarks for quality and patient outcomes. In fact, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons recognizes us as one of the top 6 hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery.

OPEN-HEART PROCEDURES

MORE EXPERIENCE MEANS BETTER OUTCOMES

We perform the most open-heart procedures in Central New York, with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality rates.*

*Adult Cardiac Surgery in New York 2016 report by the New York State Department of Health (DOH)

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MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES

SHORTER RECOVERY, LESS SCARRING AND BETTER OVERALL HEALTH

We offer robotic and minimally invasive valve and coronary-artery bypass surgeries — and we’re the only hospital in Central New York to provide transcatheter aortic valve replacement for higher-risk patients with aortic stenosis.

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TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT

PIONEERING PROCEDURES

We were the first in the region to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and now we’re bringing this option to younger, intermediate-risk patients as well.

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TOP 15 IN HEART SURGERY IN THE U.S.
Consumer Reports ranked us among the top 15 hospitals for heart surgery across the U.S., based on data from patients’ medical records showing how they fared on important measures, including complications. We also perform more than 900 CABG and valve surgeries annually, more than any other hospital in CNY.*
*Adult Cardiac Surgery in New York 2018 report by the New York State Department of Health (DOH)
#1 IN CENTRAL NEW YORK FOR HEART VALVE REPLACEMENTS
We perform more than 350 heart valve replacements annually, which is more than any other hospital in the region.*
*Adult Cardiac Surgery in New York 2018 report by the New York State Department of Health (DOH)

AWARDS AND DESIGNATIONS

AWARDS AND DESIGNATIONS

Recognized for Cardiovascular Excellence

At St. Joseph’s Health, “A Higher Level of Care” is the guiding philosophy driving our continuous improvement in all areas of performance, from technology to safety, and from efficiency to clinical outcomes. Here are just a few measures of our success.

High Performing in Heart Failure
Heart failure is a chronic disease needing lifelong management. We are recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our high performance in treating our patients.
Recognized for Cardiac Care
We are recognized for delivering safe and effective cardiac-patient care by BlueCross BlueShield.
High Performing in Aortic Valve Surgery
We are recognized for high performance in surgeries of the aortic valve, one of the four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart.
High Performing in Heart Bypass Surgery
We received the highest performance rating for Heart Bypass Surgery — a type of surgery that removes a blood vessel from the chest, arms or legs and then uses it to detour around or bypass a blockage.
Cardiac Surgery Excellence
We’re one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
Excellence in Coronary Bypass Surgery
We’ve been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 years in a row (2018-2019).
Excellence in Valve Surgery
We’ve been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 8 years in a row (2012-2019).
One of the Top 6 in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons recognizes us as one of the top 6 hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery.
Highest-Rated Hospital for Safety
We are the only hospital in Syracuse to receive an A rating for preventing mistakes; reducing infection rates; and communicating clearly between staff, patients and families.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
High Performing in Heart Failure
Heart failure is a chronic disease needing lifelong management. We are recognized by U.S. News & World Report for our high performance in treating our patients.
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD
We are recognized for delivering safe and effective cardiac-patient care by BlueCross BlueShield.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
High Performing in Aortic Valve Surgery
We are recognized for high performance in surgeries of the aortic valve, one of the four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
High Performing in Heart Bypass Surgery
We received the highest performance rating for Heart Bypass Surgery — a type of surgery that removes a blood vessel from the chest, arms or legs and then uses it to detour around or bypass a blockage.
HEALTHGRADES
Cardiac Surgery Excellence
We’re one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
HEALTHGRADES
We’ve been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 years in a row (2018-2019).
HEALTHGRADES
Excellence in Valve Surgery
We’ve been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 8 years in a row (2012-2019).
THE SOCIETY OF THORACIC SURGEONS
One of the Top 6 in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons recognizes us as one of the top 6 hospitals in the nation for cardiac surgery.
LEAPFROG
Highest-Rated Hospital for Safety
We are the only hospital in Syracuse to receive an A rating for preventing mistakes; reducing infection rates; and communicating clearly between staff, patients and families.

HEART HEALTH

YOUR HEART SHARES YOUR LIFESTYLE

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among both men and women, claiming approximately 1 million lives each year. Heart-disease conditions emerge when plaque — composed of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances in the blood — builds up inside the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles. As plaque builds, it restricts blood flow to the heart’s chambers, which can lead to heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death.

Simple lifestyle changes can help you avoid or slow heart-related problems. Here are a few positive changes that can have a huge effect on your heart health:

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When it comes to your cardiovascular health, you deserve peace of mind. Put your heart in the best hands.

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Our Cardiac Surgery OFFICES

104 Union Avenue
Suites 1001 & 1002
Syracuse, NY 13203
315-423-7192

Anton Cherney, MD

Charles Lutz, MD

Ahmed Nazem, MD

Zhandong Zhou, MD

104 Union Avenue
Suite 1008
Syracuse, NY 13203
315-422-4442

Mehdi Marvasti, MD