Saint Alphonsus Health System

Cardiac (Heart) Surgery

If you or a loved one has a serious heart condition that requires complex or emergency surgery, know at Saint Alphonsus they're in the right place. Our Cardiothoracic surgery program offers the region's most comprehensive program in a safe, state-of-the-art environment. Our expert cardiothoracic surgeons and world class cardiologists work together at the region's only Heart Institute work together to provide world-class heart surgery options, close to home.

Region's Only Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Program

Saint Alphonsus is proud to provide the only minimally invasive surgery option for coronary artery bypass graft and valve surgery patients in Boise and the surrounding areas. This option provides patients who qualify with shorter recovery times and less scaring. Learn more.

The Best Heart Surgery Paired with Compassionate Care

In part, our cardiothoracic surgery program is so successful because of our approach to caring for each patient. Our surgeons work closely with referring physicians and other specialists to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Once in the operating room, our teams are very skilled at providing all the support necessary, using highly sophisticated equipment and leading-edge care.

Heart Surgery Procedures

Procedures performed:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Valve Replacement, Valve Repair
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (CABG)
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Repair

To schedule an appointment with one of our cardiothoracic surgeons please call 208-367-7787.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

What is minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)? What benefit does MICS have over regular open heart surgery? Dr. Stephen Jones at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho discusses the benefits of minimally invasive heart surgery.


Surviving a Heart Attack

Watch two stories of heart attack survivors. What starts as simple chest pain soon turns into a life-threatening situation for Lynne and Quinten. Learn how perseverance, strength, and quick action helped them survive, and how they felt about open heart surgery at Saint Alphonsus.


Inmates and a Surgeon Work Together to Save a Life

Meet 76 year old Lester Frerichs. A routine trip to the landfill ends in a most unusual rescue. Hear from Saint Alphonsus Cardiothoracic Surgeon about this amazing story with a happy ending.