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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery includes any surgical procedure performed on the heart, aorta and blood vessels within the thorax or chest area, typically to treat complications of heart disease, correct congenital heart conditions, or treat valvular and rheumatic heart disease.

Saint Vincent Medical Group surgeons perform cardiovascular and open-heart surgeries at Saint Vincent Hospital, which has long been a leader in providing world-class cardiac surgical intervention and care for patients.  In fact, one of the first open-heart operations in Central Massachusetts was performed at the hospital nearly 50 years ago.  The hospital’s Cardiac Surgery Division has ranked among the best in operative outcomes in Massachusetts over the past decade, and Saint Vincent Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Thomson Reuters.

Dr. Robert M. Bojar, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital since 2002, provides leadership for the high-quality care delivered by the hospital’s cardiac surgical team.  His experience includes 18 years as an academic surgeon at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was involved in cardiac surgery training.  Highly regarded as an expert on all phases of cardiac surgical care, he is the author of five editions of the “Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery.”

Dr. Bojar and his dedicated team of surgeons and physician assistants in cardiothoracic surgery provide individualized care around the clock, communicating with each patient’s cardiologist and primary care physician and working closely with patients and their families throughout the surgical process.

Patients receive exceptional pre- and post-operative treatment while in the hands of the Saint Vincent Medical Group staff, with step-by-step preparation prior to surgery and closely monitored follow-up care and rehabilitation to ensure the best possible experience and outcome.

The Cardiothoracic Surgery practice can be found at the Worcester Medical Center location