As part of one of the most progressive community hospitals in suburban Chicago, the Surgery department provides a full range of procedures — from minor outpatient operations to state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures.
Angioplasty is a minimally invasive option for some patients. We perform an average of 400 angioplasty procedures each year. During angioplasty, a catheter is inserted into the artery to remove blockages that are reducing blood flow. A balloon catheter may be inflated inside the artery to stretch it, which leads to a healing response and breaking up of plaque; or a stent, a slender thread-like device, may be inserted to keep the artery open.
If it's open heart surgery that you need, Gottlieb's group of heart surgeons perform more than 2,000 open heart operations every year at Gottlieb and four other hospitals combined. And despite taking on the most difficult cases, their outcomes consistently place them among the best heart surgeons in the nation.
During coronary artery bypass surgery, a blood vessel is transplanted from another part of the body to the artery in the heart to bypass the blocked vessel.
Valve replacement may involve either repair or replacement of defective or diseased heart valves. Specialized diagnostic techniques, including echocardiography, are used to evaluate patients with valve disease.