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Cardiothoracic Surgery

The cardiothoracic surgical team is a multi-disciplinary one in which different specialists, working with the surgeon, are responsible for different areas of patient care and recovery, including critical care nurses, pulmonologist, respiratory and physical therapists and pediatric cardiologists with the same specialties.

The Cardiac Surgery Service highlights a number of state-of-the art technologies. These include minimally invasive procedures and off pump. In addition, beating heart surgery which eliminates the need for a heart bypass machine is available for patients whose disease profile makes them suitable candidates for this procedure


To view video clips of the procedures click on the links below
bullet AICD Insertion
bullet Aortic Aneurysm/Pseudoaneurysm
bullet Aortic Dissection
bullet Atrial Septal Defect
bullet Beating Heart Surgery (OPCAB)
bullet Blood Conservation
bullet Complex Cardiac Surgery
bullet Coronary Artery Bypass
bullet Grafting (CABG)
bullet Endoscopic Vein Harvesting
bullet Minimally Invasive Incisions
bullet Pacemaker Insertion
bullet Pericardiectomy/Pericardial Stripping
bullet Pericardial Window
bullet Reoperations
bullet Resection of Cardiac Tumor
bullet Valve Repair/Replacement
bullet Ventricular Aneurism/Pseudoaneurysm
bullet Ventricular Assist Device
bullet Ventricular Septal Rupture
Clinical Faculty:
bullet M. Arisan Ergin, MD, PhD
bullet James J. Klein, MD
bullet Avraham Merav, MD
Physician Assistants:
bullet Richard V. Tea, PA-C
bullet Laura Pawlicky, PA-C
bullet Mark Kaplan, PA-C

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners:

bullet Amy Ebreo-Ferrer, NP-C
bullet Denise Kelly-Jones, NP-C
bullet Deatrah Dubose, NP-C
bullet Elizabeth Coll, NP-C
bullet Frances Vela-Cantos, NP-C
bullet Luz Caparas, NP-C
bullet Patient satisfaction


Archive Press Releases
  • Englewood Hospital Cardiac Surgery Program Ranks #1 in New Jersey
  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Physicians Publish Cardiac Surgery Study in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Carotid Stenting: Minimally Invasive Option to Reduce Stroke Successful for High Risk Patient
  • Intravascular Radiation for Renarrowed Arteries: Cardiac Brachytheraphy Joins Expertise of Interventional Cardiology and Radiation Oncology.
  • New Test May Predict Heart Disease
  • Ballplayer's death instigates new look at ephedra dangers
  • EHMC Begins Clinical Trials for Blood Substitute
  • New Test May Predict Heart Disease