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Complex Cardiac Surgery Expertise Exceptional Outcomes

Northside Hospital Heart Institute has brought together an expert surgical team that provides state-of-the-art cardiac care and sets the benchmark for clinical excellence. With over 100 years of combined cardiothoracic surgical experience, our team of surgeons provides comprehensive care with exceptional outcomes. Patients experience compassionate care from a team of devoted and specialized cardiac care professionals who are skilled in treating the full spectrum of heart disease.

Northside Cardiac Surgery provides unrivaled expertise in heart and vascular surgery care. Our surgeons are respected members of the medical community and leaders throughout the region. As valued members of our growing team of exclusive heart experts, our surgeons are known for their exceptional surgical abilities and excellent outcomes.

Cardiac Procedures

Our surgeons utilize the most innovative techniques and treatments that provide patients with the most effective outcome. Our surgeons are experienced in performing high-risk complex procedures and can treat the complete spectrum of heart conditions, both surgically and minimally invasive.

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Endoscopic Vein Harvest
  • Heart Valve Surgery Repair and Replacement
    • Aortic Valve
    • Mitral Valve
    • Tricuspid Valve
  • Homograft Valve Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Heart Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery (VATS)

Meet Our Team

Azad Karim, MD
Azad Karim, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
Lourens Willekes, MD
Lourens Willekes, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
A. Winston, MD
A. Winston, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
J. Wolfe, MD
J. Wolfe, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care