Our expertise in cardiothoracic surgery includes heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support.

Heart Transplant Surgery

Dr. Masahiro Ono is a UNOS-certified cardiac transplant surgeon whose expertise extends mechanical circulatory support and the placement of ventricular assist devices (VADs).

Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS)

For patients with advanced heart failure awaiting a heart transplant, or who aren’t eligible for a heart transplant, ventricular assist devices, or VADs, may be an option. VADs are mechanical pumps that circulate blood from the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart) to the rest of the body.

MCS Procedures/Conditions/Devices:

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Post-Cardiotomy Shock
  • ECMO
  • Bridge to Transplant
  • Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices (DT LVAD)
  • Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Management
    • CentriMag
    • HeartMate II
    • Impella
    • HeartAssist5
    • Thoratec pVAD and Thoratec iVAD Bridge to Recovery
    • HeartMate XVE
    • TandemHeart