Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Care Close to Home

The Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center includes the Section of Cardiac Surgery and the Section of Thoracic Surgery.

Our team, led by our eminent cardiac and thoracic surgeons, provides highly advanced, world class and personalized care for patients with conditions affecting the heart, great arteries and veins, lungs, trachea, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum.

We offer comprehensive care closer to home, without the need to travel into Boston. We treat each person, first and foremost, as an individual, with compassion, personal attention and true caring.

Our surgeons are on the academic faculty of UMass Chan Medical School, and some are adjunct faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine as well.


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Before Your Cardiac or Thoracic Surgery

You will undergo a series of tests to prepare for your surgery. The testing required is specific to the type of surgery you are having and your other medical conditions. Common preoperative tests include ECG, CT scan, cardiac catheterization and ultrasound scans. You will meet with a member of our anesthesia staff and have standard preoperative blood work.

Each patient meets with our nursing staff for a teaching visit, to understand how to prepare for your surgery and to discuss post-operative expectations and restrictions.

If your surgery is more than 30 days from meeting with your surgeon, you will meet with a member of the outpatient APP staff for an updated history and physical exam.

These results are reviewed by your surgeon and APP staff to ensure you are safe to move forward.

After Your Cardiac or Thoracic Surgery

Your postoperative course will be unique to you and the procedure that you underwent. Your surgeon and care team will discuss the specifics with you while you are in hospital.

At Home Care After Your Surgery

You will have visiting nurse services at home. They will check your vital signs, evaluate your incisions and ensure you are taking the correct medications.

You will be provided with detailed instructions to best recover from your surgery.

Our outpatient APP staff are available to answer any questions from 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 781-744-8570. You can reach out to the on-call staff member after hours at 781-744-5100, pager 8616.

You will have a visit with a member of our outpatient APP staff about 2 weeks after surgery. Further follow-up care will be determined during that visit.

We recommend a visit with your cardiologist 4-6 weeks from your surgery date.

Make an Appointment or Referral
New Patients

We provide direct service for patients seeking opinions for their cardiac and thoracic diseases. We provide second opinions as well.

Phone: 781-744-8570

Postoperative Patients

Follow the instructions in your discharge summary.

Call 781-744-8570 during working hours. Call 781-744-5100 after hours and ask for the Cardiothoracic Surgery APP on call at beeper 8616.

Referring Providers

Elective Consultations:
Phone: 781-744-8570
Fax: 781-744-5641

Other options for Epic Users:

  • Send referrals through Epic
  • Send referral to surgeons through the notification/communication section

Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805

Hospital to Hospital Inpatient Transfers
Phone: 781-744-8570 (During working hours)
Phone: 781-744-5130 (Lahey Transfer and Access Center TRAC)
Emergent Transfers
Phone: 781-744-5130 (Lahey Transfer and Access Center TRAC)