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.

Cardiovascular Conditions:

  • 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

Thoracic Services:

  • Complex Airway Reconstruction
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Pulmonary resection for benign and malignant conditions
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • Robotic surgery:  lymph node biopsy, lung resection (wedge, segmentectomy, lobectomy) and mediastinal mass resection
  • Lung and esophageal cancer surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Diseases of the mediastinum pleura, chest wall and diaphragm
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign Esophageal diseases
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Thymic Cancer
  • Myasthenia gravis