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