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Patients come from all over the world to undergo cardiac surgery at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center. They have every resource of the hospital's vast expertise available to them, including extensive educational materials and access to promising new therapies through clinical trials.
Our leading cardiac surgeons treat patients within several of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center's condition-specific programs:
View all treatments and services at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
Cardiac surgeons from the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center participate in national clinical studies evaluating new technologies and devices to treat heart disease. This allows us to bring our patients promising new treatments as quickly as possible.
Patients interested in participating in clinical trials can browse online for open trials
As chief of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Sundt performs the full range of adult cardiac surgical procedures. He is also dedicated to assuring the highest quality care by the entire cardiac surgical team in a patient-centered, efficient, and safe manner.
David A. D'Alessandro, MD, is cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and the Mass General Transplant Center, and specializes in ventricular assist devices.
Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, is a board-certified cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He specializes in thoracic aortic disease, adult congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease.
Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, is a cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Dr. Melnitchouk is instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Tolis has a special interest in complex high risk cardiac surgery, including valve, coronary bypass, thoracic aortic procedures and cardiac re-operations. He also specializes in liberal use of bilateral IMA grafts in coronary bypass grafting.
Mauricio Villavicencio, MD, MBA, is cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in heart and lung transplantation, VAD and ECMO, aortic valve surgery and pulmonary endarterectomy.
Gus J. Vlahakes, MD, is a board-certified cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vlahakes is a member of the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and specializes in all phases of adult cardiac surgery.
Learn what to expect before, during and after
your surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center by downloading and printing our patient guide to cardiac surgery.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center offers a patient guide to cardiac anesthesia. Our dedicated clinicians believe it is important for you to know what to expect before, during and after a cardiac anesthesia.
Almost 200 MGH staffers, patients and family members joined over 10,000 walkers on the Charles River Esplanade on Sept. 12 to participate in the 2015 AHA Boston Heart Walk.
Lacy Neff, a radio broadcaster from West Virginia, recently underwent a heart transplant as part of his treatment plan for amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when amyloid proteins accumulate in the organs. The MGH is one of only seven hospitals in the United States studying cardiac amyloid transplants – and the only one in the Northeast.
Thor Sundt, MD, chief of cardiac surgery and director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, talks about heart valve options for patients undergoing heart valve surgery.
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