Introducing the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute
For the first time, an elite team of heart experts from all over the world is working in collaboration — not competition, like at most heart centers — to create better outcomes for patients right here at home.
This elite team includes one of the world’s leading robotic heart surgeons. A cardiologist who has performed more TAVR procedures and minimally invasive valve repairs than all local hospitals combined. Plus even more world-class cardiologists and surgeons. They’re not just changing heart care in Chattanooga. They’re changing heart care, period. At America’s next great Heart Institute.
Region’s Leader in Minimally Invasive Robotic Cardiovascular Surgery
Region’s Only Academic Cardiovascular Medical Group
The most fellowship trained specialists in advanced heart care
When it’s your heart, you want the best. You want an elite, academic team of heart specialists. You want the most advanced treatment options available anywhere in the world. You want to get back to living a normal life faster. That’s why you want to talk to the experts at the region’s only academic heart center, the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.
At the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute you’ll find a world-class team of cardiologists and surgeons — who work together as one group to find the best treatment for you. Patients are often surprised that open heart surgery isn’t the only, or best, option. Even for complex valve replacements, advanced procedures like TAVR can restore healthy heart valve function without surgery.
Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is one of only a few elite heart centers in the nation able to perform major heart surgeries like coronary bypass without cutting open the chest. Through minimally invasive robotic surgery, patients experience fewer complications, far less pain, and faster recoveries. Most patients return to their normal activities in days, not months.
A Collaboration for Better Care
Erlanger is elevating the scope and quality of heart care in the southeast by collaborating with one of the top cardiology programs in the country - Columbia University Medical Center. Through Columbia’s HeartSource program, our two cardiovascular teams share clinical data to make better decisions, improve outcomes and continually perfect overall cardiovascular performance.