About Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates - CJW Medical Center

At Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates - CJW Medical Center, our team of experts provides advanced cardiothoracic surgical care for issues affecting the heart and lungs — including heart failure and lung cancer. Part of the HCA Virginia Physicians network, our goal is to provide high-quality treatment in a patient-centered atmosphere to ensure they feel comfortable about their diagnosis and treatment plan.

For more information about surgical services at our CJW Medical Center location, please call Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates at (804) 320-2751.
For more information about surgical services at our Henrico Doctor's Hospital location, please call Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates at (804) 282-8777.

Advanced cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates was founded in 1979, as a highly specialized group of cardiothoracic surgeons in Richmond dedicated to helping individuals and their families. As part of our commitment to incredible patient care, our heart surgeons provide in-depth diagnoses and personalized treatments.

Staying on top of the latest techniques in cardiothoracic surgery ensures our patients have a variety of treatment options available to them. Our heart surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are in constant communication with our patients throughout treatment and recovery. Our goal is to work together with our patients in an environment of mutual trust and respect.

Heart surgery

Our surgeons have years of experience providing treatment for a wide range of heart conditions. We offer the following surgical procedures:

  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib) surgery, including:
    • Full Cox-maze procedure
    • Hybrid minimally invasive maze procedure
    • Modified maze procedure
  • Aneurysm surgery, including endovascular stenting
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery, including:
    • Endovascular stenting
    • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
    • Minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery
    • Minimally invasive coronary artery surgery
    • Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
    • Minimally invasive vein harvesting
  • Off-pump surgery
  • Surgical treatment of congestive heart failure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery
  • Transmyocardial revascularization
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Ventricular assist devices

Thoracic surgery

Our surgery team provides surgical care to patients with diseases of the lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm, chest wall and mediastinum. When advanced treatment is needed, our surgeons are equipped to treat the underlying cause of the condition.

Diseases treated by our thoracic surgeons include:

  • Benign pulmonary nodules
  • Chest wall cancer
  • Emphysema
  • Inflammatory disease of the mediastinum
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural infection
  • Thymoma

Minimally invasive robotic surgery

When possible, our surgeons use advanced robotic technology that helps them operate with greater precision and control. This means our surgeons can perform extremely complex operations through small incisions using thin instruments. These instruments are controlled from a console directly next to the patient, providing a magnified view of the surgical site.

Robotic surgery offers patients:

  • Fewer complications
  • Less harm to surrounding tissue
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Quicker recuperation
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays

We offer the following procedures using robot-assisted surgery:

  • Drainage of pleural effusion
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Mediastinal, pericardial and thymic procedures
  • Wedge resection

Visiting our facility

Our surgical office in Richmond is located in the CJW Medical Center. For your convenience, we now offer online appointment scheduling.

Additional locations

In addition to our two main locations, CJW Medical Center and Henrico Doctor's Hospital, we also offer some appointments at offices in Williamsburg, Tri-Cities, and Spotsylvania.

To make an appointment at one of our additional locations, call our CJW Medical Center location at (804) 320-2751.