Cardiothoracic Surgery: University’s cardiothoracic surgeons perform hundreds of open-heart surgeries each year. These surgeries include coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery and repairs of ventricular aneurysms. The valve replacement surgeries include mini-mitral valve replacement via a small thoracotomy approach; and single, double and triple valve replacements. We repair complex ascending aortic aneurysm and dissections. Destination Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation: University is the only hospital in the region to offer this lifesaving surgery.