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    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Chief: Sibu Saha, MD, MBA 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    At UK, surgeons collaborate with researchers and clinicians at the Markey Cancer Center, UK Transplant Center, and the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center. With this bench-to-bedside approach, we continually improve and advance surgical techniques so that patients with complex and advanced diseases can live more productive and fulfilling lives. As UK HealthCare has grown, the scope and breadth of CT surgery has expanded exponentially and our cardiovascular services are more comprehensive, with a higher level of expertise. The MitraClip therapy is the first percutaneous mitral valve repair therapy available, providing an option for select patients with significant symptomatic degenerative mitral valve disease. Our faculty also provides CT surgery to underserved communities in eastern Kentucky. Our collaboration with Appalachian Regional Healthcare continues to expand as we enhance clinical services and educational opportunities to clinicians in the region.

    For patient appointments call: 859-323-6494    Fax: 859-278-4836 or 859-257-4682


  • Specialties

    • Adult congenital surgery
    • Adult vascular surgery
    • Ambulatory Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • Arrhythmia surgery (MAZE)
    • Beating heart operations
    • Cardiac assist devices
    • Complex, reoperative surgeries
    • Coronary bypass surgery
    • Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) for staging of lung cancer
    • Endovascular procedures, including repair of aneurysms
    • General thoracic surgery
    • Heart and lung transplantation
    • Heart failure patients
    • Lung and esophageal surgery
    • Lung cancer
    • Major aortic surgery
    • Minimally invasive approach to Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) exclusion
    • Minimally invasive MAZE procedure for treatment of atrial fibrillation
    • MitraClip
    • Multiple modality treatment of resectable esophageal cancer
    • Navigational bronchoscopy
    • Perfusion-induced systemic hyperthermia for advanced lung cancer
    • Peripheral vascular surgery
    • Robotic (da Vinci) surgery
    • Robotic surgery for mediastinal tumor
    • Severe respiratory failure
    • Total Artificial Heart (TAH)
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • VAT-assisted esophageal surgery
    • Ventricular restorative procedures
    • Video-assisted lung surgery
  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion G
    Gill Heart Institute
    First Floor, Room G100
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0602

    Call 859-323-6494
    Fax 859-278-4836


    Markey Cancer Center
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293

    Call 859-257-5864
    Fax 859-257-5865


    Kentucky Clinic
    Third Floor, Wing D, Room J301
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

    Call 859-323-1691
    Call 800-456-5287
    Fax 859-257-9813


    Gill Heart Institute - Hazard
    Suite A
    243 Roy Campbell Drive
    Hazard KY 41701

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    Call 606-439-0447
    Call 800-851-7512


    Fleming County Hospital
    55 Foundation Drive
    Flemingsburg KY 41041

    Call 606-849-5000


    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center
    145 Newcomb Ave.
    Mt. Vernon KY 40456

    Call 859-323-6494
    Call 866-940-4938


    Commonwealth Cancer Center
    Suite 100
    520 Techwood Drive
    Danville KY 40422

    Call 859-323-6494

  • Mailing address

    Department of Surgery
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Kentucky Clinic, A301
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284