Our Cardiac Surgeons at Providence Heart Institute are part of a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians, and health care professionals aimed at providing the best individualized care for each of our patients. We deliver immediate access to life-saving treatment. We practice a comprehensive patient-centered approach that offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and innovative therapies for patients with coronary artery disease, valvular disease, thoracic aortic conditions, and advanced heart failure in need of insertion of mechanical support. Our surgical team is part of the largest cardiac program in the state of Oregon, giving you a unique collaboration of team members to support you on your medical journey.
Some people with more advanced heart failure may require a ventricular assist device (VAD), a mechanical pump that helps the heart function. Since 2011, the Providence Heart Institute team has been caring for these patients, including those who have a long-term need for VADs, as well as patients who have experienced cardiogenic shock and require temporary mechanical pumps.
As leaders in this field, we are the only heart center in Oregon that offers long-term mechanical heart pumps or VADs for patients who are not eligible for heart transplants.
Our team includes experienced cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, VAD coordinators and nurses who guide you through every step of the process. In addition to expert medical care, you will also receive nutritional support, rehabilitation counseling and education.
Providence Heart Institute is committed to establishing a comprehensive and stable heart transplant program that will provide patients with high-quality care close to home. We are taking careful steps to prepare our program so we can provide excellent outcomes for our patients and serve as our community’s premier heart transplant center for many years.
Our team includes six heart transplant cardiologists who have the specific knowledge needed to provide world-class, expert care to heart transplant patients. We are actively recruiting for additional care team members to join our growing program. We also have extensive experience caring for patients after heart transplants and offer two transplant clinic locations.
The heart transplant team is working to achieve certification from United Network for Organ Sharing, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission. We’re focused on earning these certifications as quickly as possible, while ensuring we offer the highest quality care.