General thoracic surgery is a field that specializes in diseases of the lungs and esophagus. The most common diseases requiring thoracic surgery include lung cancer, chest trauma, esophageal cancer, emphysema. For more than three decades, the physicians of Asheville Heart have provided comprehensive surgical care for thoracic diseases for residents of western North Carolina.
Committed to Quality and Innovation
Asheville Heart surgeons are committed to continual quality improvement and innovation. We look closely at out practices and outcomes to help out patients get the best, most up to date care and we share our findings in peer review journal and at regional and national meetings.
Cardiac surgeons specialize in correcting acquired or congenital defects of the heart and thoracic aorta. The most common procedures are performed to replace diseased valves, open or bypass blocked vessels, or replace a portion of the aorta. We offer the full spectrum of cardiac surgery treatments including complex valve repair, minimally invasive valve repair and replacement including TAVR and mechanical circulatory support including ventricular assist devices.