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When it’s your heart, you want the best. You want an elite, academic team of heart specialists. You want the most advanced treatment options available anywhere in the world. You want get back to living a normal life faster. That’s why you want to talk to the experts at the region’s only academic heart center, the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute.
At the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute you’ll find a world-class team of cardiologists and surgeons — who work together as one group to find the best treatment for you. Patients are often surprised that open heart surgery isn’t the only, or best, option. Even for complex valve replacements, advanced procedures like TVAR can restore healthy heart valve function without surgery.
Erlanger is recognized as one of the most experienced in the world at performing coronary artery bypass surgery without cutting open the chest. So there's less pain and very fast recovery. Further, superior outcomes at Erlanger have earned our surgeons the most prestigious 3-Star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, which ranks them among the most elite in the nation.