Skip to Content

Heart & Vascular Surgery

Turn to the top-rated, award-winning cardiovascular physicians and surgeons of Adventist HealthCare for exceptional heart and vascular surgical services.

Heart & Vascular Surgery at Adventist HealthCare

Cardiac and vascular procedures available through Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital—led by Paul Massimiano, MD include:

Award-Winning Care Delivers Benefits for You

When you need heart or vascular surgery, you want the best possible care. Exceptional care comes from highly skilled, well-trained and experienced physicians and surgeons—like those you'll find at the hospitals of Adventist HealthCare—where our dedication and commitment to excellence delivers benefits to you.

  • Our three-star rating for heart surgery and atrial valve replacement from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) means you experience fewer complications, better survival rates, appropriate medications and optimal surgical techniques
  • Platinum Performance Achievement Awards from the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry® – Get With the Guidelines® means your care meets or exceeds national standards.
  • Designation as Cardiac Interventional Centers by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Services & Systems means you're in good hands for the critical early-stage procedures that quickly open blocked arteries and save lives.

Recovering from Heart & Vascular Procedures

Whether your treatment is medical, catheter-based or surgical, your body needs time to adjust and recover. You can improve your well-being and help your recovery process by following the instructions from your physician and other members of your health care team related to:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Activity and exercise
  • Use of medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Scheduling appointments with your physician

Be alert for signs and symptoms that may indicate you don’t feel well. Notify your physician if you are unsure of your progress.

Always ask questions! Prepare and bring a list of questions or concerns with you when you visit your doctor's office.

Consider joining a cardiac rehabilitation program. You may be one of the many people who benefit from a structured exercise program and counseling to help you make lifestyle changes.

Your healing and recovery may be influenced by other medical conditions you might have, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Take care of these related health concerns as you continue to recover from a heart event.

Review our general heart event recovery guidelines and list of frequently asked questions. Learn more about recovering from heart attack surgery and Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services.

Mended Hearts Visitors and Support Group

The Mended Hearts

You don't need to face your heart event alone. Learn about lifesaving cardiac surgery, catheterization (cath) or electrophysiology (EP) procedures from those who have experienced them.

Volunteers from the local chapter of The Mended Hearts, Inc. support group—all of whom have undergone complex heart procedures and are successfully managing the challenges—work with The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and the hospitals of Adventist HealthCare to offer in-person visits and regular heart support group meetings.

Request a visit, find out more about our regular support group meetings or explore our thirty-plus years of serving heart patients, families and caregivers in the Washington, DC metro area, call 301-424-2841 or email Daniel Dollarhide.

Put Your Heart in Expert Hands at Adventist HealthCare

Ask your doctor to make a referral to the heart and vascular specialists at Adventist HealthCare or find a doctor online. To speak with a member of our experienced cardiovascular team or schedule an in-person appointment, call 1-800-642-0101.

Minutes Matter!

If you or a loved one experience chest pain, call 9-1-1 now. That's the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment at an Adventist HealthCare Accredited Chest Pain Center.

Signs of a Heart Attack

Convenient Service Location(s)

Patient Stories

We’re writing new chapters in the lives of our patients, their families and our community daily. These are their stories: