Meet Your Heart Care Team
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 — ready to provide you with comprehensive, compassionate care.
Specialists for every heart
Depending on your condition, you may need to see a cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon or other specialist to help you develop or manage a treatment plan.
Cardiologists specialize in helping you manage your heart health, including heart rhythm issues, managing cholesterol, heart valve problems and other conditions.
Our cardiothoracic surgeons
Cardiothoracic surgeons care for your heart (cardiac), chest and lungs (thoracic). Our board-certified surgeons consistently meet or exceed national standards of excellence, so you can trust you’ll receive the best care. In fact, our hospitals in Tacoma and Silverdale have each earned national 3-Star ratings awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for surgical quality and outcomes.
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