University of Nebraska Medical Center

Patient Care

Faculty provide comprehensive diagnostic and surgical care for cardiovascular diseases and congenital heart defects of adults and children, and comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care for cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the airway, blood vessels, chest wall, esophagus, heart, lungs and mediastinum through UNMC's primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine.

Our fellows develop outstanding patient care and surgical skills while working alongside these highly skilled faculty members.

Our cardiac surgery faculty see patients at the Durham Outpatient Center.

Thoracic surgery faculty see patients at three locations: Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Cancer Center at Village Pointe and Bellevue Medical Center.

Adult Cardiac Surgery procedures
  •   Coronary artery bypass procedures
  •   Valve procedures
  •   Aortic procedures
  •   Heart failure procedures
  •   Transcatheter aortic valve replacement noninvasive procedure
  •   Other procedures

Visit Nebraska Medicine for more information.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery procedures
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Acquired heart disease and chest wall deformities/masses
  • Consultation on risks and benefits of surgery
  • Intensive and critical care
  • Transitioning with congenital heart disease to normal lifestyle
  • Information on growth/development of the child with heart disease
  • Age range of patients seen: Newborn to adult
  • Prenatal consultation for mothers delivering an infant with Congenital Heart Disease

Visit Children's Nebraska for more information.

Thoracic Surgery procedures
  • Airway procedures
  • Chest wall procedures
  • Esophageal procedures
  • Lung procedures
  • Multidisciplinary thoracic oncology program 
  • Robotic (video-assisted) surgery
  • Sympathetic nerve procedures
Tobacco Dependence Clinic

Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, taking the lives of over 480,000 Americans annually. Tobacco takes years off of a person’s life and over 60% of patients who continue to smoke will likely die from a tobacco related illness. It has been found that combined cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy, like that at Nebraska Medicine Nicotine Dependence Clinic, when used in combination can double to triple the quit rates of patient’s attempting to quit smoking or quit using smokeless tobacco.