Summa’s cardiothoracic surgeons are members of Summa Cardiovascular Institute
(SCVI) – the largest cardiovascular team in the region with more than 50 members.
Our medical providers use a team-based approach when repairing heart conditions
due to blockages in the arteries (coronary artery disease – CAD) or heart
attacks, as well as valvular heart defects and congenital abnormalities (present
Members of SCVI have access to innovative clinical research trials, including new
therapies for patients with deep sternal wound infections and critical limb ischemia.
The team also provides post-surgical inpatient care in Summa’s cardiac intensive
care and vascular intensive care units.
In addition to surgeries of the lung and esophagus, some of the procedures performed by Summa cardiothoracic surgeons include:
Members of Summa’s cardiothoracic surgical team include:
Robert A. Baranek, M.D.
Robert F. Debski, M.D.
Eric A. Espinal, M.D.
New procedures pioneered by Dr. Espinal and his team include:
Michael S. Firstenberg, M.D.
For more information about Summa’s cardiothoracic surgery or our Summa Cardiovascular
contact us at (888) 219-9813.