When you need heart surgery, you want the very best. At Providence, we have one of the largest, most experienced teams of cardiac and thoracic surgeons in the region. Whether you need a heart bypass surgery, a pacemaker, valve repair or another surgical heart procedure, we are committed to providing you the best care possible.
We offer the latest and most advanced treatments, including robotic and minimally invasive procedures that allow you to be on back on your feet within 24 hours.
Olympia Cardiac Surgery works closely with Providence St. Peter Regional Heart and Vascular Center and Providence Olympia Cardiology Associates.
Sometimes it helps to talk with others who’ve been through heart surgery. You’ll find support and encouragement through Mended Hearts, a peer-to-peer support organization that offers monthly educational meetings, newsletters and social gatherings. Learn more at mendedhearts.org.
Before surgery, we’ll perform imaging tests to get a good look at your heart. We use these images to diagnose your condition and determine what surgery and treatment you need. During some imaging tests, we can even repair some heart issues. Your imaging tests may include:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Coronary angiogram
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Nuclear stress test
- Transesophageal echo (TEE)
At Providence, we offer many state-of-the-art heart surgeries and procedures, including:
- Catheter treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias
- Closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects
- Complete arterial coronary revascularization
- Congenital heart surgery
- Correction of congenital cardiac abnormalities
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), including off-pump surgery
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Endoscopic vein harvesting
- Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
- Minimally invasive vein harvesting for bypass
- Placement of a pacemaker or defibrillator
- Procedures to manage and conserve blood
- Repair of aortic aneurysm and dissection
- Robotic cardiac surgery
- Surgery for atrial myxoma and other heart tumors
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
- Valve repair and replacement
At Providence, our facilities are designed to provide you with highly skilled care after your surgery. We monitor you closely through every phase of your recovery.
Our critical care units are staffed by professionals who are specially trained in caring for cardiac patients. We offer a high nurse-to-patient ratio, and our nurses provide valuable education and support to help you recover.
As you recover from cardiac surgery, you will transition from a Critical Care Unit to one of our telemetry floors, where you will continue to have ongoing monitoring and specialized nursing care.
At Providence, we also offer a revolutionary way of caring for patients in our Cardiac Surgery Single Stay Unit. Instead of being transferred from the critical care unit to the telemetry floor to other areas of the hospital, patients stay in one private room their entire hospital stay, from surgery through recovery. Your doctor will discuss if this option is right for you based on your surgery and recovery.
We provide an excellent cardiac rehabilitation program to rebuild your strength and stamina. During cardiac rehabilitation, your care team includes exercise physiologists and registered nurses who have special training to help patients who are recovering from heart surgery.