Cardiac and thoracic surgery

For individuals with a serious heart condition that requires complex or emergency surgery, Spectrum Health is the right place. Our expert cardiothoracic surgeons at the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center work together to provide world-class heart surgery options, close to home. In fact, more adult open heart surgeries are performed at Meijer Heart Center than at any other hospital in the state.


  • Phone: 616.459.7258 
  • Fax: 616.459.5215 
  • To arrange a patient transfer or admission, call Spectrum Health Direct at 888.936.0005.


We are the only Grand Rapids hospital whose surgeons are approved to perform open heart surgery as well as procedures of the lungs and chest, such as: 

    • Aortic aneurysms
    • Aortic dissections
    • Aortic valve surgery—open and minimally invasive, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
    • Congenital heart defect corrective surgery
    • da Vinci® robot-assisted heart valve and lung surgery
    • Heart bypass surgery
    • Heart and lung transplant
    • Maze procedure
    • Mitral valve surgery, including transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR)
    • Pericardial window
    • Thoracic (lung) surgery
    • Tricuspid valve surgery
    • Ventricular assist device implantation


    View Our SHMG Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

    Our experienced doctors and specialists are ready to serve you, right in your community.