Cardiothoracic Surgery Program
When you choose Overlake, you can be confident that you’ll be receiving the best possible cardiothoracic surgical care. Our team of board-certified surgeons performs hundreds of cardiothoracic surgical procedures every year, and Overlake is the only open-heart surgery program serving the Eastside of the Seattle area.
Patients across our region with complex and common cardiothoracic conditions choose our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program for our exceptional patient outcomes and advanced cardiothoracic surgical treatments. We employ innovative technologies and offer surgeries to treat a range of cardiothoracic conditions that affect the heart, lung and chest (thorax). We’re one of the few hospitals in the U.S. performing aortic valve repair surgery and the only hospital in the Western U.S. performing a specialized aortic valve reconstruction called the Ozaki procedure in adults.
Conditions we treat
We offer comprehensive care for common and complex heart and lung conditions. Learn more about the cardiothoracic conditions we treat.
Advanced cardiothoracic surgical treatments
Overlake has some of the region’s best surgical outcomes for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We also offer a wide range of complex valve treatments including the Ozaki procedure. Discover the wide range of cardiothoracic surgical treatments we offer.
Your high-tech community hospital
Overlake is your community hospital, here to provide you with safe, fast access to life-saving heart and lung procedures. We’re also a tertiary care hospital, which means other doctors in the region turn to our cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the best possible care for their patients.
We pride ourselves in being at the leading edge of healthcare and surgical technology. For example, our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program features state-of-the-art cardiac and hybrid operating rooms (OR) equipped with the latest tools and devices. In the hybrid OR, our cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists work as a team to provide the most innovative and high quality care.
By having access to a hybrid OR, you benefit from:
- Less time in surgery and under anesthesia.
- Shorter hospital stay.
- Faster recovery.
- Better outcomes.
Personalized care, focused on you
We go out of our way to offer high-level specialty medical care with a personalized touch. Your cardiothoracic surgeon at Overlake is with you from the presurgical planning stage throughout your surgery and recovery. Instead of handing you off to another doctor after surgery (which is standard practice at many hospitals), they stay by your side.
Your cardiothoracic surgeon is part of a dedicated team. This team collaborates to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you, and designed to address your exact needs. This provides the best opportunity to improve your heart or lung condition and help you enjoy a healthier, longer life.
During your stay, you’ll see your surgeon often as they do hospital rounds. This provides many opportunities for you to ask questions. When it’s time for you to go home, we make sure you and your loved ones feel comfortable caring for your surgical incision. We also help you with a plan to keep your heart healthy long-term. Should you have questions or issues after discharge, we’re always just a phone call away, and we make it easy to schedule quick follow-up appointments whenever you need them.
Safe pain relief after surgery
Your surgical team includes highly skilled cardiothoracic anesthesiologists. These doctors play critical roles, providing safe sedation as you undergo open-chest surgery. After surgery, they keep you comfortable through the use of non-narcotic pain management techniques like nerve blocks. These approaches cause fewer side effects than potentially addictive narcotic pain medicines.
Easier access to outstanding heart care
Having a heart condition is stressful. At Overlake, we make it easy for you to get the medical services you need. Our location in downtown Bellevue offers convenient, outstanding care, without the hassle of traveling into Seattle. We are located near the freeway, which means you’ll have seamless access to our facility, with parking available onsite.
Patients can quickly park in Garage 3 directly across from Building (Overlake Medical Tower), which houses the Heart & Vascular Center. Or you may use our valet parking services. View a campus and parking map.