Iowa Heart Center's surgeons are leaders, nationally, in providing advanced surgical techniques for Iowa patients and their families. The center's surgeons performed Iowa's first heart transplant in 1980 and hold two patents on innovative devices developed here. The Center's surgeons are also available for phone consultation.
Our surgeons routinely perform heart valve replacement and repair surgery, the Ross Procedure, robotic surgery, transmyocardial revascularization, minimally invasive heart surgery and coronary artery bypass grafts.
Cardiac Surgery Services
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart.
Heart Valve Replacement/Repair
Over years, there have been great advances in the surgical treatment of diseased heart valves by heart valve surgery. Diagnostic tests help to identify the location, type and extent of your valve disease in order to determine the necessary valve surgery procedure.
The Ross procedure involves switching your pulmonary valve to the aortic valve position and then placing a pulmonary homograft - a valve that has been removed from a donated human heart, preserved and frozen under sterile conditions.
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Minimally invasive heart surgery (also called keyhole surgery) is performed through small incisions, sometimes using specialized surgical instruments.
Robotically assisted technology allows surgeons to perform certain types of complex heart surgeries with smaller incisions and precise motion control, offering patients excellent outcomes.
Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) is a surgical procedure for inoperable coronary artery disease patients with angina (chest pain).
- Anticoagulation Clinic
- Cardiac Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
- Heart Valve Replacement/Repair
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
- Ross Procedure
- Transmyocardial Revascularization
- Clinical Cardiology
- Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Heart Rhythm Center
- Interventional Cardiology
- Iowa Heart Mobile Imaging
- Iowa Vascular Institute
- Lipid Clinic
- Medication Assistance Program
- Preventive Cardiology Center
- Research Center
- Sleep Center
- Thoracic Surgery
- Valve Clinic
- Vein Center at Iowa Heart