St. Luke's cardiothoracic surgeons' core mission is to provide all of our heart and lung patients and their families with the best possible care - through outstanding surgical results as well as comprehensive and compassionate care. In more than 25 years, we have performed over 10,000 heart and lung procedures.
We are leaders in off-pump or "beating-heart" procedures in which cardiothoracic surgeons operate on the beating heart, without putting the patient on a heart/lung machine. More than 80 percent of surgeries performed at St. Luke's Hospital are done using the beating-heart technique. No other hospital in the greater St. Louis area performs such a high percentage of beating-heart procedures.
St. Luke's provides a full scope of heart surgery procedures, including:
Cardiovascular surgery patients at St. Luke's Robert Paine, MD Heart Institute are now able to recover from surgery in a newly-constructed Cardiovascular Step-Down Unit. The state-of-the-art private patient rooms offer convenience and streamlined care and are part of the recently named Jack C. Taylor Heart Hospital.