Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

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Saint Luke's cardiovascular surgeons are among the finest-trained anywhere and the most experienced in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and heart surgery. Our heart transplant volumes over the past 10 years rank in the country’s top 15. We’ve also performed nearly one-third of all valve surgeries in Kansas City in 2016.

Our surgical teams perform the full spectrum of surgical cardiovascular interventions, including:

Our surgical services include:

The surgical team is housed in Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute's state-of-the-art building and is backed up by a full complement of critical care physicians and cardiologists.

Saint Luke's cardiovascular surgery program features:

  • The region’s longest continuously active adult heart transplant program
  • LVADs (left ventricular assist devices), or mechanical pumps to treat heart failure patients. These provide long-term support and greatly improve the quality of life for patients not eligible for cardiac transplantation.
  • Comprehensive management of aortic valve disease
  • Outcomes that consistently surpass national benchmarks

Cardiac surgery:

  • Minimally invasive vein harvesting reduces site complications
  • A blood conservation initiative
  • An atrial fibrillation prevention protocol

Vascular surgery:

  • Pioneered stent grafting for thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using stent grafting
  • Participation in a multidisciplinary vascular conference approach

Thoracic surgery:

  • Minimally invasive and robotically assisted thoracic surgery
  • Multidisciplinary care

Committed to cutting-edge research

Our surgeons participate in a variety of clinical trials, including but not limited to:

  • Ventricular support devices
  • Percutaneous valves
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory mediators
  • Vaccines to prevent postoperative staph infections
  • Neuro-protective drugs
  • Hemostatic factor replacement
  • Outcomes research in cardiac transplantation

Providers

Corinne M Aberle, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Keith Blaine Allen, MD

Heart Transplant, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Samantha M Alsop, MD

Vascular Surgery, Surgery (General)

John Russell Davis, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Michael Ford Gibson, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery (General)

Anthony N Grieff, MD

Vascular Surgery

Jessica K Heimes, DO

Heart Transplant, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery (General)

Sean D McCarney, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Graham R Pollock, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Karthik Vamanan, MD

Vascular Surgery

Meredith S Annin, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Alyson Leigh Clark, PA

Physician Assistant

Patrick J Egger, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Julie R Jennings, RN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Mark D Mann, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sarah Murphy, RN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Ann Ori, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Anne K Reilly, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Megan Diane Shah, PA

Physician Assistant

Chelsea June Tutera, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Morgan A Walker, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Adam J Weaver, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Gold and blue badge from U.S. News & World Report badge for Saint Luke's in cardiology and heart surgery
Ranked Top 25 (Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City)

Locations

Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

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Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

4320 Wornall Rd Ste 50
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-931-3312

Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

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Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

4320 Wornall Rd Suite 50
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-931-3312

Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

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Mid America Heart & Lung Surgeons

4320 Wornall Rd Ste 50-II
Kansas City, MO 64111 

Phone: 816-931-3312

Saint Luke's News

KCTV: Identical Twins Recovering Following Heart Transplants in Kansas City
KCTV talked to the Crigler twins and Dr. Jessica Heimes about their unique story.
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WIBW: Woman celebrates gift of life that saved her from heart failure
WIBW talked to a Topeka woman who came to Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute to get a life-saving heart transplant.