Our cardiothoracic surgeons have performed more than 2,000 open heart procedures. The majority of the bypass operations, in the last 15 years, have been performed without the need for stopping the heart or using a heart-lung machine.

Dr. Acuff is a pioneer and recognized expert in this type of heart surgery that we feel offers significant benefits, including less trauma to the blood cells, less blood loss, less trauma to the organ systems and shorter ICU and hospital stays. It is especially beneficial to those patients who have COPD, kidney diseases and other vascular disease processes.

Our team is dedicated to answering your questions and creating a personalized treatment plan.

Conditions Our Surgeons Treat

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Ascending and Descending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sternal Wire Pain
  • Mediport Placement
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Lung Mass
  • Emphysema
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

Our Cardiothoracic Surgical Procedures

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Carotid Endartectomy
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Permanent Pacemaker
  • Sternal Wire Removal
  • Pericardial Window
  • Thoracententis
  • Cervical Mediastinoscopy
  • Video Assisted Thorascopic Surgery
  • VATS with Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Empyectomy
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Diverticulectomy