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Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UI Health is a comprehensive team of specialized cardiac and thoracic surgeons and staff dedicated to delivering the highest quality treatment for conditions of the heart and chest. When patients live with discomfort in the heart and chest or are faced with other challenges caused by cardiac complications, the questions they ask themselves can be never-ending.

Is it serious? How long should I wait to schedule an appointment with a surgeon? Our team of specialists within our adult and congenital cardiothoracic surgery clinics can evaluate and, when appropriate, refer patients for surgical consultation.

CARDIOTHORACIC CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Our Cardiothoracic Surgery team provides innovative treatments to a variety of cardio and thoracic diseases and conditions, including:

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart rhythm disturbances, including atrial fibrillation or ventricular arrhythmia
  • Lung or esophageal cancer
  • Tumors in the chest 
  • Valvular heart disease

OUR CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY SPECIALISTS


MEET THE DIVISION CHIEF


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Dr. Malek Massad is the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UI Health. Dr. Massad specializes in minimally invasive heart and lung surgery, including surgical treatment for aortic aneurysm surgery; coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and other complex coronary surgeries; esophageal cancer surgery; heart and lung transplantation; lung cancer surgery; valvular heart disease; and valve repair and replacement. He is the Sara Smart Mansueto Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the University of Illinois College of Medicine.


CONTACT US

Our Location

Outpatient Care Center, Suite 3F
1801. W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Directions

To schedule an appointment with one of our cardiothoracic surgeons, please call 312.355.4300.