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Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery


Three-Star Rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Three stars

SCL Physicians Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery clinic at Saint Joseph Hospital received 3 stars for complex heart surgeries that include aortic valve replacement (AVR), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and AVR+CABG by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2015.

We offer a broad range of heart and thoracic surgery services, from diagnosis and treatment, to recovery and rehabilitation after a heart attack, to secondary prevention of your disease process. We are leaders in the treatment of heart attacks and heart surgeries in Denver and all of Colorado, performing the most heart surgeries year after year in the Denver metro area. As the state’s most comprehensive heart surgery program at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, the campus where our practice is located, we have also been ranked #1 in Colorado for Cardiac Surgery by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent provider of hospital ratings.

Since performing the first heart surgery at Saint Joseph Hospital in 1974, our surgeons have dedicated themselves to being experts in traditional cardiac surgery techniques, and to practice at the forefront of emerging technologies such as Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and Atrial Fibrillation ablation techniques. Upon diagnosis by our physicians, each patient is thoroughly evaluated in order to present the best option for that person’s condition. Our experience with complex cardiothoracic diagnoses and knowledge of the latest advances and techniques in heart and chest surgery have helped to establish Front Range Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery as a major referral center for cardiac patients from Colorado and across the country.

About SCL Physicians

SCL Physicians (SCLP) is a physician network which is part of SCL Health. SCLP provides medical care to individuals and families living in communities throughout the Denver metro and Boulder areas. This network is comprised of more than 40 primary care and specialty clinics and approximately 150 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. SCLP offers convenient options and services for patients and families including personal online access to medical records and provider care teams, extended hours, and multiple locations to ensure you can connect with a provider close to home or at whatever location is most convenient for you. These physicians are part of a nationally recognized, faith-based, health system with nine hospitals and hundreds of providers committed to sharing knowledge and best practices for safe, effective health outcomes.