Surgical Services Specialist

Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon located in Alexandria, LA

When medicine and non-surgical interventions don’t restore your health, surgery might be your best option. At Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, in Alexandria, Louisiana, Gary P. Jones, MD, FACS, offers a comprehensive range of surgical services to address cardiovascular and thoracic health issues. If you need an expert surgeon, call Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute today, or schedule a consultation online to learn about your surgical options.

Surgical Services

What are the available surgical services?

At Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute, Dr. Jones provides innovative cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care. His goal is to restore your health and help you avoid long-term reliance on transfusions and other chronic care interventions. 

Cardiac surgery

Dr. Jones offers cardiac surgeries, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Minimally invasive off-pump CABG
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation correction - mini-maze
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Thoracic aneurysm repair
  • Atrial septal defect repair

In addition to repairing your heart, Dr. Jones also provides other thoracic surgeries to address lung problems.

Thoracic surgery

Some of the available thoracic surgeries include:

  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Thoracotomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Wedge resection
  • Lung biopsy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Apical bleb resection

Your cardiovascular system includes your peripheral blood vessels that carry blood throughout your body. If you have a vascular health problem, Dr. Jones also offers vascular surgeries. 

Vascular surgery

Dr. Jones treats blockages, narrowing, and other vascular health issues with procedures, such as:

  • Carotid endarterectomy 
  • Stents
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Occlusive disease repair
  • Aortic stent grafting
  • Aortobifemoral bypass surgery (Aorta Bi Fem)
  • Femoropopliteal bypass surgery
  • Femorotibial bypass surgery
  • Endovascular peripheral stents with angioplasty
  • Subclavian bypass surgery
  • Atherectomy
  • Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT)
  • Endoscopic artery harvesting
  • Greater saphenous
  • Ligation of patent ductus arteriosus 

Dr. Jones provides comprehensive pre-surgical consultations and exams to evaluate your condition and identify the best surgical service to address your needs. He explains your options and answers your questions to help you make an informed decision about your health care. 

What are the signs I need surgery?

Surgery isn’t usually the first approach recommended for treating disease. Lifestyle changes, medication, and non-invasive therapies are usually tried before surgery is suggested. One of the primary indicators that you need surgery is that your health doesn’t improve with other treatments. 

If you have a severe or emergent condition, you might need surgery right away to repair damage to your heart, lungs, or blood vessels. 

Dr. Jones provides highly-personalized advice on your surgical options. If he mentions surgery, it’s because surgery is necessary and can improve your health and overall quality of life. 

How should I prepare for surgery?

Different surgeries require different preparations. For example, you need to prepare to spend a few days in a hospital for some surgeries and arrange to have someone help you at home when you return. You might need to stop taking certain medications before surgery, and most procedures require fasting for several hours. 

Dr. Jones provides customized instructions on what you need to do before surgery. He also gives you precise aftercare instructions to help you recover quickly and safely. 

Call Louisiana Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute today or make an appointment online if you’re looking for an expert surgeon in Central Louisiana.