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Cardiothoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery Larry L. Shears, MD, FACS
  • Gender Male

About / Overview

Dr. Larry Shears serves as Erlanger's Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is a leading specialist in robotic cardiothoracic surgery, performing bypasses and other major heart surgeries without opening the chest. This minimally invasive approach – performing coronary artery bypass surgery and valve replacements through three small incisions – has changed the entire philosophy regarding cardiothoracic surgery. It provides patients with an option that allows them to return to daily activities much sooner after surgery, with less pain and fewer complications. Dr. Shears' specialties include:

  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education / Credentials

  • MD West Virginia University
  • Residency - Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Cardiac Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Robot-Assisted, Minimally-Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Mitral Valve Repair