The Difference

The Difference
Your cardiac surgery team works closely with cardiologists, primary care physicians and other providers involved in your care to collaborate on the best treatment approach. Our surgeons will evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options and support you in making a decision that is best for you and your family. If surgery is your best option, our team will be with you every step of the way — from the operating room through to recovery. Unlike other hospitals and medical centers, you will not have to worry about being handed off from one group of staff to another.

Virginia Mason's cardiac surgery program includes a multidisciplinary team of:

  • Cardiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers

And, this team can expand with ease to include immediate care from on-site physicians in every medical specialty should the need arise. This multidisciplinary approach allows Virginia Mason to handle virtually any situation with the right medical expertise at the right time, for better treatment outcomes.