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Hendrick Clinic Cardiovascular Surgery


Physician Extenders

Henry Barff, PA-C
Andrea Hanshew, PA
Kristen Martinez, PA-C
Marcus Spencer, PA-C


If your non-invasive cardiologist determines that surgery is necessary, you may be referred to a cardiovascular surgeon. These specialists perform surgery on the heart and blood vessels to repair damage caused by diseases or disorders of the cardiovascular system. Our surgeons have access to state-of-the-art surgery suites which combine sophisticated real-time imaging systems for catheter-based procedures with the equipment and sterility of traditional operating rooms.

Surgeons can perform high-risk minimally invasive procedures and switch to open surgery within minutes without moving the patient. The hybrid strategy combines Cath Lab treatments with those traditionally available only in the operating room, to offer patients the best therapies for any cardiovascular issue.

Our cardiovascular surgeons treat a multitude of conditions and perform many complex procedures, including:

  • Endovascular and Open Treatment of Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Heart Valve Repair and Replacement

  • Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

  • Carotid Endarterectomy(removal of plaque and repair of carotid artery)

  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Chest Disease Diagnosis and Management

  • Open Surgery for Biopsy and Resection of Lung Tumors

  • Bypass Surgery to Improve Leg Circulation