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Pepin Heart Institute

Cardiovascular Surgery

Since our first open-heart surgery in June 1989, thousands of open-heart, thoracic and vascular surgeries have been performed by our skilled and caring surgeons, nurses and technicians. Today, Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute’s four state-of-the-art operating suites combine the latest cutting-edge GE Health Systems technology with the expertise of our cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgeons.

Our Cardiovascular Surgery Program offers:

  • Minimally invasive procedures for heart valve repair and replacement
  • Open-heart surgeries for bypass and valve replacements
  • Treatment for peripheral artery disease
  • Thoracic procedures for lung biopsy

After surgery, patients stay the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit. This is one of the most modern and dynamic of its kind in the Southeast United States, featuring large rooms complete with state-of-the-art GE Medical Systems technology to help care for patients recovering from open-heart surgery and other invasive heart procedures.

The unit features nine large, private recovery rooms with nursing stations just feet away for the most hands-on care 24/7, along with three Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) rooms for one-on-one care immediately following open-heart surgery and thoracic and vascular procedures.