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Heart & Vascular Treatment Teams


Your healthcare team will work with you to make sure you receive the best possible care and treatment. They will also provide you, your family and your loved ones with important information and updates about your health, your surgery and your treatment. They are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


Cardiac Surgeon

A surgeon who specializes in operating on the heart. Your cardiac surgeon will work closely with your cardiologists to supervise your care and your plan for treatment and discharge.


Interventional Cardiologist

A doctor who specializes in treating heart disorders that require a catheter based interventions. Your interventional cardiologist works closely with your cardiac surgeon and your cardiologist to ensure expert diagnosis and the best patient outcomes.  


Vascular Surgeon

A doctor who diagnoses, treats and manages conditions in your arteries and veins, also called your blood vessels.  



A doctor who specializes in treating heart disorders. Your cardiologist will work closely with your cardiac surgeon and interventional cardiologist to supervise your care and your plan for treatment and discharge.



A doctor who specializes in the use of medicines to help with pain relief and control. This is the doctor who will give you the medicine that will put you to sleep during your surgery.


Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA)

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in Nursing and an additional credential as an advanced practice nurse. A physician assistant is a health care provider with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in health science.  NPs and Pas work closely with your surgeon to oversee your care. They will teach you how to take care of yourself when you leave the hospital.


Registered Nurse (RN)

A registered nurse is responsible for your daily bedside care. Your RN will come to your room to provide care, watch your condition and help you stay comfortable and safe. If you have questions or concerns at any time during your stay in the hospital, please talk to your nurse.


Vascular Laboratory Technician

A vascular lab technician will perform a variety of complex non-invasive vascular exams in order to assess for for vascular disease or disorders. 


Patient Care Technicians (PCT)

A Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) works under the supervision of registered nurses to assist our patients with tasks they may not be able to do for themselves during their hospital stay. PCTs play a critical role in the delivery of patient care, since they have the most patient-to-medical staff contact on the health care team. 



A nutritionist will review the diet ordered by your doctor and develop a diet plan for you. Your nutritionist can help you to develop a diet plan for after you leave the hospital.


Physical Therapist

A physical therapist develops a plan to improve your balance, strength and flexibility. This means working with you on moving your whole body. These movements include getting out of bed, standing up, sitting down, walking across a room and climbing stairs.


Social Worker

A social worker provides counseling and discharge planning (planning for your care after you leave the hospital). They lead support groups for patients, families and loved ones coping with illness and hospitalization. Your social worker can also suggest community resources and help you return to your daily routines and activities.


Case Manager

A case manager is a registered nurse who works with all members of your healthcare team to ensure everyone is working together on your plan of care. This person communicates regularly with your insurance plan to ensure that they understand why you need to be in the hospital and obtains authorization for services needed upon discharge. The Care Manager also works closely with the Social Worker to develop a discharge plan, helping you to return home safely.