The Baptist Health Cardiac Surgery Program

Established in 1994, the Baptist Cardiac Surgery (BCS) Program has evolved into a leading center in Kentuckiana, with a commitment to excellence in care, outcomes, and cardiac surgery advancement. Our surgeons perform more than 1,000 cardiac surgical procedures annually with combined surgical experience of more than 70 years.

our services

In addition to our general cardiac surgery service provided at our two cardiac centers, Baptist Health Cardiac Surgery has sub-specialty programs aimed to provide specialized services to distinct groups of patients and cardiac problems. Learn more about some of the services we offer and conditions we treat.

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

    Learn more about Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, the procedure & what to expect at Baptist Health, Kentucky & Southern Indiana's preferred healthcare provider.

    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

    The TAVR procedure replaces the aortic valve using catheters through a small incision from the leg artery or in the chest wall.

    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart complications. Learn more about what A-fib is and how it's diagnosed from Baptist Health.

    Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Aneurysm

    Learn more about Ventricular Aneurysm signs, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment at Baptist Health, Kentucky & Southern Indiana's preferred healthcare provider.

    Ventricular Aneurysm

Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures

Cardiac Surgeon Sebastian Pagni, MD at Baptist Health in Louisville, Kentucky describes in detail how using less invasive techniques can help patients heal and recover faster after open heart surgery.

"I was diagnosed with a heart murmur in 7th grade due to mitral valve prolapse. Many years later, I became short of breath and very symptomatic. I needed a mitral valve replacement. Every aspect of my care, from start to finish, at Baptist Health Louisville was amazing. I can exercise again!"

-Stephanie, Mitral Valve Replacement Patient