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Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203


DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120


Gates Vascular Institute (GVI)
875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203


Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

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Cardiac Services
Cardiac Surgery Services

Heart surgery remains an effective treatment for many conditions of the heart that cannot be corrected by medication or lifestyle changes to manage heart attack risks. The heart surgeons perform more than 1,000 open-heart procedures annually and have been rated among the top 10 percent in the nation for heart surgery and among the top five percent across the country for coronary angioplasty.

Many of the invasive and minimally invasive procedures performed by Kaleida Health heart surgeons employ the most recent innovations in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Cardiac Surgery Services

  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) (on and off pump) with endoscopic vein harvesting
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization
  • Repair of adult congenital heart disease
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
  • Internal cardioverter defibrillator placement

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (whenever possible)

  • Sternal sparing CABG surgery via minithoracotomy
  • Valve repair or replacement via minithoracotomy
  • Beating heart (off pump) CABG surgery

Complex Cardiac Surgery

  • Multiple valves
  • Aortic dissection
  • Maze procedure and pulmonary vein isolation - for atrial fibrillation
  • Septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Excision of cardiac tumors
  • Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm stents and repairs

Hybrid / Combined Cardiac Procedures

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Coronary stent and heart valve surgery
  • Carotid stent and heart valve / CABG surgery

Physicians performing these procedures:

Great Lakes Cardiovascular
(716) 859-7600
Janerio Aldridge, MD
Hashmat Ashraf, MD
Awad El-Ashry, MD
Gary Grosner, MD