Find a Heart or Vascular Physician
You’ll find Virginia Mason Franciscan Health heart and vascular experts located across the region, from Burien to Tacoma, Gig Harbor to the Olympic Peninsula. We’re ready to provide you with comprehensive, compassionate care. No matter what you need — from routine management to complex surgery — your heart is in good hands with our team.
Cardiologists specialize in helping you manage your heart health, including heart rhythm issues, cholesterol management, heart valve problems and other conditions.
Our cardiothoracic surgeons
Cardiothoracic surgeons care for your:
- Heart (cardiac)
- Chest and lungs (thoracic)
Our board-certified heart surgeons consistently meet or exceed national standards of excellence, so you can trust you’ll receive the best care. In fact, our heart surgeons in Tacoma and Bremerton have each earned a national 3-Star rating awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for surgical quality and outcomes, most recently for aortic valve replacement, as well as for coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Our board-certified thoracic surgeons are nationally renowned for their work with a wide range of conditions, including lung and esophageal cancer. We perform complex lung and chest procedures every day, including video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS), a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat chest problems.
Our vascular surgeons
Our teams of vascular surgeons, who specialize in blood vessel conditions, offer a broad range of treatments through open surgery and catheter-based interventions.
Your Heart Care Team
When Do You Need a Heart Specialist?
Your First Cardiology Visit
Recovering from Heart Surgery
Accepted Insurance Plans
Conditions We Treat
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Why Choose Us for Heart Care?
Heart Health: Prevention and Support
Heart and Vascular Procedure Videos
Heart Resource Center