Heart and vascular surgeons in Bayonet Point

Bayonet Point Hospital has all the resources patients need for successful cardiovascular procedures and healthy recoveries in Hudson, Florida. In addition to expert heart and vascular surgeons and support staff, our cardiac department offers specialized operating rooms, a 20-bed cardiac surgical unit and a 12-bed surgical step-down unit.

To learn more about our cardiovascular surgical options, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 741-5119.

Heart and vascular procedures we offer

Heart and vascular surgery is one treatment option within our cardiac services. If noninvasive therapies and treatments are unsuccessful, surgery may be necessary. A cardiovascular procedure may be the best treatment option for a range of cardiac conditions, such as an aortic aneurysm or a heart arrhythmia.

We perform cardiovascular surgeries, including:

  • Aortic valve replacement and repair
  • Convergent maze procedure
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • Endoscopic vein harvest
  • Mitral valve replacement and repair
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
  • Ventricular aneurysm repair

During cardiovascular surgery, we use perfusion equipment—also known as heart-lung machines—and cardiac anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety during surgery.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

TAVR, sometimes known as transcatheter aortic valve implementation (TAVI), is an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis. It replaces a damaged aortic valve without removing the improperly functioning, damaged valve. Instead, a replacement valve is wedged into the former location of the damaged valve.

To learn more about the TAVR procedure, please call our heart valve navigator at (727) 819-2969.

TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure that is not considered to be open heart surgery. Specifically, TAVR is unlike open heart surgery because:

  • It is a closed chest treatment.
  • It takes place while the patient's heart is still beating.
  • It eliminates the need for perfusion equipment (heart-lung machine).
  • It does not require stopping the heart.

Aortic valve stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis is a common, serious valve disease where the opening of the aortic valve begins to narrow. The narrowing of the valve restricts blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure in the left atrium. Aortic valve stenosis may not present symptoms until there is a significant amount of restricted blood flow. Some symptoms may include:

  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain (angina), pressure or tightness
  • Decline in activity levels or reduced ability to do normal activities requiring mild exertion
  • Fainting (also known as syncope)
  • Feeling of heavy pounding or noticeable heartbeats
  • Heart murmur
  • Palpitations