The Hands of Experience® in Advanced Health Care

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

The experienced team at St. Mary’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery has a tradition of excellence in cardiac, thoracic, vascular and esophageal surgery. New technologies are allowing the St. Mary’s team to perform minimally invasive procedures that create an even better patient experience.

Patients no longer have to travel to a larger city for the latest in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgeries. Those surgeries are available right here at Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery.

Cardiac Surgery

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

  • Conventional bypass surgery
  • Off-pump beating heart surgery
  • Minimally invasive

Aortic valve repair and replacement surgery

  • Conventional
  • Minimally invasive
  • TAVR/TAVI procedures

Aortic root surgery

  • Ascending aortic aneurysm
  • Ascending aortic aneurysm

Mitral valve repair and replacement surgery

  • Conventional
  • Minimally invasive

Tricuspid valve surgery

  • Conventional
  • Minimally invasive

Pulmonary valve surgery
Ventricular aneurysm surgery

  • VSD
  • ASD

Ablation surgery for atrial fibrillation

  • Hybrid ablation procedures

Bi-ventricular pacemakers and AICDs

Cardiac Critical Care Intensivist Services

Thoracic Surgery

Removal of lung tumors

  • Conventional Open
  • Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Robotic da Vinci Si HD resection

Thymic tumor removal

  • Conventional
  • Minimally invasive

Chest wall surgeries and tumor removal

  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural tumor
    • Lung volume reduction surgery
    • Diaphragm surgery

Vascular Surgery

Endovascular repair and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms

DVT and deep vein interventions

Endovascular treatment of peripheral vascular disease

HeRO® catheter placement

Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement

Carotid endarterectomy

Mesenteric revascularization

Repair/replacement of valve pathologies

AV fistula creation for hemodialysis

Esophageal Surgery

Esophageal motility disorder surgery

  • Esophageal disease
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophageal stents
  • Diverticulum

St. Mary’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

Nestor F. Dans
Nestor F. Dans, MD

Richard Heuer, MD
Richard Heuer, MD

Nepal Chowdhury, MD
Nepal Chowdhury, MD

Nepal Chowdhury, MD
St. Mary’s Cardiac Critical Care Intensivist
Andrew Christopher, MD

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery is located at 2828 First Ave., Suite 200, in Huntington. For more information, call (304) 399-7530.