Services Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The heart, lung and vascular surgery team at Monument Health specializes in the surgical treatment of conditions of the heart, lungs, esophagus and chest wall as well as vascular disease (blood vessels). Our comprehensive services range from emergency care to advanced heart, lung and vascular disease treatment to heart failure treatment. Our unique position in South Dakota gives our patients access to the latest clinical trials and technology.


We deliver exceptional, nationally recognized cardiac care for our patients. Using the latest advancements and techniques, including minimally invasive heart surgery, our surgeons treat a wide range of cardiovascular and cardiothoracic, lung and vascular conditions. We offer:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • Arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) surgery
  • Heart failure (ventricular assist device) surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Surgery for adults with congenital heart disease


Surgeons at Monument Health are experts in the surgical management of conditions involving the lungs, esophagus and chest. Our thoracic surgeons are highly experienced in delivering leading-edge treatments such as video-assisted and robotic techniques. These minimally invasive surgical techniques result in less pain, quicker recovery and reduced risk of infection.

We offer the leading-edge procedures to treat:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal diseases such as cancer, gastroesophageal reflux and motility issues
  • Non-cancerous lung disorders
  • Benign and malignant tracheal disorders
  • Chest wall injuries, including rib fracture
  • Hernia of the diaphragm
  • Emphysema


The cardiovascular and vascular surgeons of Monument Health are experienced in both open and endovascular management of all conditions involving arteries and veins. Our expertise in endovascular techniques helps our patients recover faster with excellent outcomes.

We provide state-of–the-art procedures to treat all types of vascular services, including:

  • Open and endovascular treatment of thoracic aneurysms and dissections
  • Open and endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • Open and endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease
  • Treatment of carotid artery disease
  • Preoperative consultation
  • Second opinions
  • Clinical trials

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Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute at Rapid City Hospital 353 Fairmont Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57701 605.755.4300 Location Details