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MVHS Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Group

Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Our team of physicians and clinical staff members at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) specialize in cardiac, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Laszlo Fuzesi, MD, joined MVHS as chief of cardiothoracic surgery. He relocated from Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where he also held the department chief role. Anne Cahill, MD, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, served at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York, before joining MVHS and specializes in women’s cardiac health. They join Frederic Joyce, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC), where he has practiced since 1997.

SEMC is the Mohawk Valley’s only hospital recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+SM by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for delivering quality specialty care. We provide technologically advanced cardiac care from diagnosis to rehabilitation, right here in Utica, where you can remain close to your home and your family. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a heart condition, call us at 315-801-8567 to learn about treatment options and to meet our team.

Our surgeons perform operations on the heart, lung and blood vessels in the chest, including cardiac bypass surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery, surgery to repair aortic aneurysms and correct irregular heartbeats, hybrid coronary revascularization, intra-operative echocardiography, esophageal surgery and surgery to treat lung cancer. Our providers specialize in minimally invasive surgery and specialized care for women’s cardiac health.