Good Samaritan's cardiac surgery program enjoys a sterling reputation,
excelling in high-risk cases and transfusion-free techniques. High volumes,
surgeons with superb skills and well-coordinated teams have resulted
in outstanding outcomes, enhancing the lives of more than 10,000 patients
in the past decade.
Surgeons, practicing only at Good Samaritan Hospital, bring the highest levels of expertise to the most complex neonatal and adult cases. Surgical teams at Good Samaritan have pioneered techniques in mitral valve repair and established ways to deal safely with patients with poor ventricular function. Protocols established here for rapid and sustained recovery after cardiac surgery have been adopted worldwide.
An exceptional team supports patients through pre-surgical, surgical
and post-operative care. Intensivists, physicians who specialize in critical
care medicine, provide 24-hour coverage in the hospital's dedicated Cardiac
Surgery Unit. Other members of the team include critical care nurses,
physician assistants, perfusionists, nurse coordinators and other professionals.
Cardiac Surgery is served by the Acute Myocardial Intervention (AMI) Transport program, which brings critically ill heart patients in need of cardiac interventions safely to Good Samaritan Hospital.
For more information, call (213) 977-2214. For a physician referral, call 1-800-GS-CARES.