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Beacon heart surgeons

The thought of heart surgery can be scary, whether the patient is you or someone you love. Turn to Beacon for the advanced expertise, technology and compassionate, high-quality care that can heal your heart – and ease your mind.

You can count on world-class medical care at Beacon Health for the treatment of conditions related to the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest. Our highly trained, board-certified heart and lung surgeon team helps save and improve the quality of lives by using the most advanced surgical treatments. Our extensive knowledge and surgical experience enable us to successfully repair or replace heart valves, repair abnormal or damaged structures in the heart, implant medical devices, treat heart failure and coronary heart disease and control abnormal heart rhythms.

As a leading cardiothoracic surgery practice, we are dedicated to helping our patients overcome heart and lung conditions. Our cardiothoracic (heart and chest) surgeons are fellowship-trained and experienced, and our nurses and clinical staff members know how to care for you and keep you as comfortable as possible as you recover.

Meet your providers

Structural Heart Coordinators and Open Heart Coordinators

These vital members of the care team act as advocates for patients and their families, identifying and removing any obstacles to care – and serve as a familiar face throughout each patient’s heart care journey.

Diana Hojara, BSN, RN

Mary E. Miller MSN, RN

Sue Stack (EGH)

Kayla Watkins (EGH)

Andrea Cummins (MHSB)

Jackie St. Thomas (MHSB)

Conditions and treatments

You’ll need a referral from a doctor for any of these procedures. We’ll work with you to make sure you and your family are prepared for the surgery and recovery, and we’ll send reports on your progress to your doctor.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm can grow slowly and silently. Know the symptoms of this dangerous condition and how it is treated.

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Aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement

Find out how aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement can treat aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation and congenital heart disease.

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Carotid artery disease

Learn about carotid artery disease symptoms, prevention and treatment options including stenting, angioplasty and carotid endarterectomy.

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Coronary bypass surgery

Coronary bypass surgery creates a new pathway to the heart, improving blood flow to the heart muscle.

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Esophageal cancer

Learn about this cancer that forms in the lining of the esophagus. Treatments include esophagectomy, radiation and chemotherapy.

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Mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement

Mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement

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A pacemaker implanted in your chest can help correct an abnormal heart rhythm.

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Pericardial effusion

Learn the symptoms, causes and treatment of excess fluid around the heart.

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Lung Cancer

Learn about the approaches doctors take to treating this deadly form of cancer, including minimally invasive surgery, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

If you have severe aortic stenosis and have been told you are not a candidate for open-heart surgery, TAVR could be an option for you.

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Thoracic aortic aneurysm

Learn about this serious condition in which the upper part of the blood vessel that feeds blood to the body is weakened.

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If you are at increased risk for a stroke and your doctor has determined that you are suitable for blood thinners like warfarin, but not for long-term use, the WATCHMANTM device may be a safe alternative for you.

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