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Liberty Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Liberty Cardiothoracic Surgeons is a practice of board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons and physician assistants. The doctors provide comprehensive cardiothoracic care, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Surgical treatment for coronary artery disease
  • Valve disorders
  • Aneurysm repairs
  • Vascular disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Barrett's reflux
  • Robotic lung surgery

Our services

  • Abdominal, thoracic and aortic aneurysm repairs using stent grafts.
  • Adult congenital cardiac surgery.
  • Aortic, abdominal and thoracic aneurysm surgeries.
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery.
  • Complex cardiac valve repair/replacement.
  • Complex aortic arch and thoracic aorta resection using normothermic perfusion.
  • Complex re-operative cardiac reconstructive surgery.
  • Endovascular repair for peripheral artery disease.
  • Hypothermic circulatory arrest.
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repairs.
  • Minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgeries.
  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy.
  • Minimally invasive surgical removal of airway tumors, chest malignancies, chest wall tumors, esophageal cancer, lung metastasis, mesothelioma and other thoracic tumors.
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery.
  • Mitral valve repair Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
  • Radiofrequency ablation.
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Robotic lung surgery

Liberty Hospital offers a trained surgical team for robotic lung surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System.

Benefits of this minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Reduced chest tube duration.
  • Lower risk of complications and wound infections.
  • Less blood loss.
  • Less pain.
  • Shorter hospital stay.

Robotic patients leave the hospital sooner with less pain and return to work or chemotherapy sessions sooner as compared to open-surgery patients. The outcomes are better than standard open procedures, and there is much less trauma to the body. Robotic surgery is associated with a 70-percent lower risk of overall post-op complications.

Read an article about robotic lung surgery at Liberty Hospital.

"The surgery went great, but probably the most important thing to me was that I could lift my 15-month-old baby as soon as I went home - with no restrictions." - Jordan Adkins, 25, who had a lemon-sized mass removed from his chest
"I'm so lucky Dr. (Michael) Gibson could do my surgery using the robot. If I had had an open surgery, I would have been hospitalized for a week or more. It was absolutely amazing!" - Margaret Crain, who had a tumor and part of a lung removed along with several lymph nodes