At HealthEast, open-heart surgery takes place at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Open-heart surgery is performed to correct a problem with your heart.
Contact Cardiac Surgical Services
For HealthEast Cardiac Surgical Services and appointments, call
Stacey Lindgren, Clinic Coordinator: 651-232-4500
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm
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Open-heart surgeries include:
- Maze procedure to treat heart rhythm problems
- Surgery to treat an aneurysm of the aorta
Our experienced surgical and nursing staff, along with our personalized approach to education and rehabilitation, help ensure a safe and optimal surgery.
On the day before your surgery you will come to the Outpatient Surgery department at St. Joseph's Hospital. There, a nurse practitioner will coordinate your care. You will have blood tests and get instructions for the night before and the morning of surgery. Your questions will be answered and you and your family will be introduced to Heart Care staff and our facilities.
Connect by phone:
Phones answered 24/7
45 West 10th StreetSt. Paul, MN 55102
Please note: We have a significant construction project taking place in our parking ramp, so please allow extra time for parking.
During surgery - heart-lung bypass machine
Most heart surgeries require that a heart-lung machine be used for part of the surgery. This is a machine that takes over the function of the heart and lungs. The pump is called a cardio-pulmonary bypass circuit.
Following heart surgery, you will go to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and then the Cardiac Telemetry Unit on the fourth floor in the de Paul tower at St. Joseph's Hospital.
To get you on the road to recovery, you will begin cardiac rehabilitation the day after surgery. Our nursing staff has been specially trained and work together to help our Heart Care patients recover.
Follow-up care at HealthEast Heart Surgery Clinic
After your surgery, you’ll go to the Heart Surgery Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital for follow-up care. At the clinic you'll meet with your surgeon and a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant. It is important that you bring all of your prescriptions with you to the clinic.
Contact the Heart Surgery Clinic
Call the clinic to make an appointment for three weeks after surgery: 651-232-4500.