Patient Care

To make an appointment, you can:
  • Call 934-9999 or toll-free 1-800-822-8816 , and an experienced UAB registered nurse will help you choose, and if desired, make an appointment with a UAB physician or service, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Request an appointment online using the form here.


UAB Cardiothoracic Surgery provides treatment for the complete range of cardiovascular and thoracic disorders.

  • Acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Dissections
  • Complex Congenital Heart Diseases (neonatal and adult)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diseases of the thoracic aorta
  • End stage heart disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplantations and Lung Transplantations
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery offers patients state-of-the-art procedures not offered elsewhere in the region, including:
  • Endovascular aortic graft placement
  • Procedures to treat aneurysms of the descending aorta
  • Stentless valvular procedures
  • Procedures for Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • End-stage cardiac procedures including the use of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices  (including VADS)
  • Complex cardiothoracic surgery for neonates, infants, children and adults, including surgery for those with complex congenital heart disease
  • Surgical treatment of valvular heart diseases, including heart valve repair and replacement


  • Chest wall tumors and conditions including: 
    • Pectus excavatum
    • Tumors involving the chest wall
  • Chylothorax
  • Diseases of the mediastinum pleura, chest wall and diaphragm
  • Emphysema: Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Esophageal conditions:
    • Benign esophageal diseases
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Esophageal stricture
  • Hyperhidrosis
    • Video-assisted thorocoscopic surgery (VATS) - sympathectomy
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma and other pleural tumors
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pericardial effusions
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pulmonary resection for benign and malignant conditions
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Tracheal diseases
  • Thymic cancer