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Why Choose the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute?

When it’s your heart, you want the best. You want an elite, academic team of 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 cardiopulmonary center, the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.

Erlanger stands apart as a regional center for complex heart and lung care because:

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We’re Academic

Erlanger is the region’s only academic heart and lung program – teaching tomorrow's innovators, developing new therapies, and conducting research that improves lives.


We’re Innovative

Our Heart and Lung Institute is one of only a few elite 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.

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We’re Collaborative

Our world-class team of cardiologists, pulmonologists, and surgeons 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.


We’re Transformative

In 2018 our Heart and Lung Institute moved into a new “hospital-within-a-hospital” that puts patient rooms, a cardiothoracic intensive care unit, cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories, hybrid room, and dedicated cardiothoracic surgical suites all in one patient-focused area.