Carson Tahoe is proud to be the only hospital in Northern Nevada to offer the CardioONE open heart surgery program. This unique approach allows for pre-surgery, recovery, and post-surgery care to take place in one room, with the same cardiac care team staying with you the entire time. As a result, your length of stay can be decreased by one full day. Its just one more way Carson Tahoe is providing patients with more medical attention, more continuity of care, and more compassion. For more information on your health options, consult your physician or call Carson Tahoe's Physician Referral Services at (775) 445-5180.
Todd Chapman, MD, FACS is a board-certified heart surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery for Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center and has performed over 900 open heart surgeries there. Dr. Chapman served a fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as a cardiac surgeon and later at the clinic's Scottsdale, Arizona branch. He was a longtime partner with Nevada Heart Surgeons, until May 2013, when he joined Carson Tahoe Cardiology. He is also a clinic assistant professor for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
The open heart surgery program started in February 2006 and is the first and only program in Carson City and the closest program to Minden, Gardnerville, Yerington, and several other towns in Nevada.
Dr. Chapman credits the cardiology surgical staff's teamwork as instrumental in making this great achievement possible. He is supported by two cardiovascular surgical suites at Carson Tahoe and a CardioOne Open Heart Surgery Program. The CardioONE Program is the only universal bed cardiac program in Nevada. With CardioONE, patients remain in the same room during recovery and are cared for by the same medical staff throughout the recovery process.