Cardiovascular Surgery at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

The Cardiovascular Surgery program of the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of both basic and complex disorders of the heart.

Our multidisciplinary team consists of four board-certified cardiac surgeons who work with our critical care nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, perfusionists, respiratory and physical therapists and anesthesiologists to deliver outstanding care before, during, and after surgery.

Quality of Life Approach

Care is provided on an individual basis; we calculate how the surgery will affect each aspect of a patient’s life to determine how best to proceed. We have the expertise to offer a range of alternatives. Our staff is also specially trained to support patients as they prepare for and recover from open-heart surgery. We can offer reassurance and answer any questions that patients and families have about their procedures. We call this our “Quality of Life” approach.

The Most Advanced Procedures and Technology Available.

We routinely employ minimally invasive techniques and technology for patients with a broad range of cardiac problems, such as valvular disease or coronary artery disease. We are highly experienced with techniques such as minimally invasive off-pump coronary artery bypass and less invasive approaches to cardiac surgery. Keyhole surgery techniques have also been effective in repairing heart valves and congenital heart defects.

Widespread use of these techniques means that many of our patients leave the hospital within four days of their operation and return to work within two or three weeks.

We also offer an innovative array of more traditional invasive cardiac surgeries for coronary artery disease, valvular disease, surgery on the aorta, heart rhythm abnormalities, and heart failure. We perform all types of complex cardiac surgeries each year with a high success rate, directly attributable to our vast experience and caring team of varied subspecialists.

Back to All Locations


Cardiovascular Surgery
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building)
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Patient Stories

At 26, A Near-Fatal Heart Condition Revealed Family History

Adopted, patient was unaware of aortic dissection genetic link. 

Read his story

Related Blog Posts

Vincent Pera, MD
February 26, 2019

In almost any article about healthy living, it will mention that managing your weight is critical for your overall health.

Taylor Rhoades
February 25, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Lifespan Blog Team
February 14, 2019

If you follow health news, you know there are plenty of articles and tips about how to be heart-healthy.