What makes our program special?

At MountainView Hospital, we have developed a heart program focused on your individual needs. Our surgeons are available 24-7 and are able to provide comprehensive patient management. With a convenient location in the medical office building adjacent to MountainView, we are able to provide patients with continuity of care, both in the clinic setting and as an inpatient should you require surgery.

MountainView's cardiovascular and thoracic surgery is the premier program in Southern Nevada. MountainView Hospital's CVT program has been recognized by Consumer Reports® for heart surgery success, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for excellence in heart care.

In addition to our surgeons, our cardiac team includes advanced nurse practitioners, physician's assistant, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, case managers and ancillary staff members who have dedicated their careers to the care and treatment of heart patients.

The Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Program is focused on maximizing continuity of care by providing an individualized, unique patient experience. It is our mission to involve you in your patient's care at every step along the way.

From the Operating Room to the dedicated Cardiac ICU and Progressive Care Unit (PCU), our cardiac nurses are specially trained and have successfully completed a rigorous course that includes several proctored cases. You or your loved one will receive specialized nursing care while in the Cardiac ICU.

At MountainView, we take our patient's care to heart

MountainView Hospital is the only cardiac surgery program in Las Vegas to be a 3-star program, the highest quality rating available, and is among the top 6 percent in the nation for its quality outcomes. We feel our team approach and onsite, dedicated surgical team is pivotal to our success.

Learn more about heart valve disease

Procedures performed

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery (Coronary and Vascular heart disease)
  • Adult Thoracic Surgery (Pulmonary, Esophageal, Mediastinal disease, Lobectomy and Minimally Invasive Lobectomy)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Carotid disease
  • TAVR – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Abdominal Aortic Disease, including Endovascular Stenting
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Minimally invasive approach to valvular heart disease
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve repair
  • Beating heart off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
  • State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab

Minimally invasive valve surgery

MountainView is the only hospital in the area to utilize minimally invasive techniques for the repair and replacement of aortic and mitral heart valves. The many potential advantages of this approach include:

  • Smaller incision
  • Smaller scar
  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Decreased length-of-stay. The average recovery time after minimally invasive surgery is one to four weeks, while the average recovery time after traditional heart surgery is six to eight weeks. This means a quicker return to physical activities and driving for your patients.
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery reduces or eliminates the need to divide the breastbone