Triad Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery is a leader in providing quality surgical treatment for diseases of the heart and chest in the Piedmont Triad.

Cardiac Surgery

We care for patients at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Comprehensive surgical care is provided by fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists in adult cardiac surgery. All outcomes have been shared with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery National Database for more than 10 years, and the excellent results we consistently obtain stem from a combination of excellent training, years of experience, and dedication to comprehensive patient care with a coordinated team approach and careful follow-up.

Thoracic Surgery

Comprehensive multidisciplinary approach

Advanced surgical treatment of a wide variety of diseases of the chest is provided by fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists in thoracic surgery. Our comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other thoracic malignancies is coordinated through collaboration with specialists in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine at the Cone Health Cancer Center.

Programs and Specialties

VAD Program

Mechanical Circulatory Support – Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) Dr. Peter Van Trigt, III, successfully implanted the 1st ventricular assist device (HeartMateII) at Cone Health in May, 2013 – the 1st in the state at a non-transplant facility. In January, 2014, …

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Structural Heart Valve Clinic

Structural Heart Valve Clinic Developed to facilitate optimal treatment options for patients with heart valve disease, this clinic affords patients the benefit of being evaluated in one setting by an interventional cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. Our multi-disciplinary team also participates …

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TAVR Program

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Dr. Clarence Owen launched our TAVR program in March, 2014, following months of training and preparation. TAVR is an appropriate surgical option for patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis who have been determined to be …

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Meet Our Physicians

Bryan K. Bartle, M.D.

Bryan K. Bartle, M.D.

Dr. Bartle performs cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures at The Moses H. Cone Memorial...

Edward B. Gerhardt, MD

Edward B. Gerhardt, M.D.

Dr. Gerhardt performs cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures at The Moses H. Cone Memorial...

Steven C. Hendrickson, M.D.

Steven C. Hendrickson, M.D.

Dr. Hendrickson performs cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures at The Moses H. Cone Memorial...

Clarence H. Owen, M.D.

Clarence H. Owen, M.D.

Dr. Owen performs cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures at The Moses H. Cone Memorial...

Peter Van Trigt, III, M.D.

Peter Van Trigt, III, M.D.

Dr. Van Trigt performs cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures at The Moses H. Cone...

Triad Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons Professional Staff

Professional Staff

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