Our cardiovascular surgical team is committed to advancing cardiac care with the latest innovative technologies and procedures. Palmetto Health Heart Hospital was the first hospital in South Carolina, and among the first in the nation, to perform minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. The team specializes in aortic, complex cardiac, minimally invasive cardiac, thoracic, vascular, and thoracoscopic surgery. Capable of handling the most complex cases, our board-certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons have the training and experience necessary to diagnose and surgically treat patients with heart disease, as well as diseases of the lungs, trachea, diaphragm, mediastinum, aorta, and peripheral blood vessels. Our surgeons are dedicated to learning new surgical procedures that lessen patient stress during surgery, decrease complications, quicken recovery time, and secure positive outcomes.