Surgeons at University Hospital performed the first open-heart procedure in mid-Missouri in 1958. Since that time, the hospital has become well-known as one of the state’s most active and respected cardiothoracic referral centers.

Our cardiothoracic surgeons perform more than 800 operations each year. Services include:

  • Surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysms, dissection and trauma
  • Minimally invasive coronary surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery
  • Complete thoracic surgical oncology, including laser endoscopy, thorascopy and VATS lobectomy
  • Treatment of congenital and acquired cardiac defects, including cardiac conduction disorders and arrhythmias, MAZE procedures
  • Lung, esophageal and chest wall tumors and cancers
  • Endovascular thoracic aortic stenting
  • Pectus repair and mini sternotomy/keyhole surgery