Our cardiothoracic specialists bring decades of experience to southern Colorado. They deliver world-class care to patients who need highly-skilled, cutting-edge surgical treatment. With nearly 4,000 cases performed and an overall operative mortality under two percent, you can trust that you are in skilled hands.
Our program pairs expert surgeons with a team of well-trained cardiac professionals who work together to care for you before, during and after surgery. Our surgical experience also allows us to provide patients with a full spectrum of care for elective and emergency procedures. The breadth of our program allows us to effectively collaborate and sub-specialize in new procedures and emerging technologies.
- Cardiac surgical specialties
- Aortic and aortic root surgery
- Cardiac valve procedures including valve repair and replacement
- Complex thoracic surgery
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
- Reoperative cardiac surgery
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using a minimalist approach
- Valve preservation
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Retired Colorado Springs pastor still shining a light after near-death experience
Everywhere he goes, Terry Douglass shocks people. They can’t believe the retired Nazarene pastor survived the Type A aortic dissection that almost took him out of the game in March. They tell him he should be dead . . . he wound up at UCHealth Memorial Hospital, where Dr. Peter Walinsky, a cardiac surgeon who specializes in complex heart surgery, was ready to go.