LG Health Physicians/Penn Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery provides comprehensive and progressive cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgical care; to serve patients and their families with compassion, communication and dignity; and to work in concert with our medical colleagues to provide optimal healthcare.
Our tradition of pioneering surgeries and outstanding results began in September 1983, when Lawrence I. Bonchek, MD, and Mark W. Burlingame, MD performed the first open-heart surgery in Lancaster County at Lancaster General Hospital.
Since that time, we have seen more than 20,000 patients through complex surgeries, recoveries, and appropriate courses of therapy. Our reputation for outstanding patient outcomes has consistently ranked us among the best programs in the country, and has earned us national and international recognition.
Cardiothoracic Surgery is a regional leader in developing new techniques and technologies, including TAVR, MitraClip, cardio ablation, complex mitral valve repair, congestive heart failure surgery, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, ventricular assist device therapy, and robotic surgery.