Mercy Health Partners (General-Mercy Muskegon)
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Open Heart Surgery

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At Mercy Health, we use a team approach to care for you and your loved ones. Based on the care model, Relationship Based Care, our team works together on a daily basis to ensure you get the care you need during your time at Mercy Health. From the physicians to the nursing staff and everyone else you come into contact with, you are in the right place for your open heart surgery.

Specialized Open Heart Team

Many people will be involved in a "team" approach to your care. These caregivers include:

  • Surgeon
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Registered Nurse first assist
  • Registered Nurses
  • Certified Surgical Tech
  • Perfusionist

For more information on heart procedures performed at Mercy Health, click on the links below to understand each procedure:

Aortic valve surgery

Heart bypass surgery

Heart valve surgery

Thoracic (lung) surgery

After Surgery

After surgery, you will be moved to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This is a dedicated part of our ICU for our patients who have undergone open heart surgery. Here you will receive specialized care from our multidisciplinary team. This team consists of our hospitalists, physicians who specialize in taking care of our patients in the ICU.

Pain Control

Your body has been through a lot over the past couple of days. We want to assure you that we will do all we can to manage your pain during your stay. If you find that your pain is not under control, please let us know so we can quickly address this with you and your care team.