Providing Comprehensive Cardiac Care for Over Almost 40 Years

Cardiac Surgeons at Work

Peninsula Regional CV Surgical performs more than 450 open heart surgeries every year.


Since 1982, the open heart surgery program at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, which developed from the region’s first open heart procedure performed here in 1974, has met the needs of the area by providing comprehensive cardiac care.

Peninsula Regional CV Surgical provides the highest quality cardiovascular and thoracic surgery on the Delmarva Peninsula and is one of the busiest heart programs in Maryland, performing more than 450 open heart surgery cases every year.

Transcather aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a less invasive, often life-saving option for those who cannot undergo open heart surgery for the treatment of aortic stenosis. Peninsula Regional Medical Center is the only hospital on the Eastern Shore offering TAVR, and has broken new ground to benefit its patients’ health, in 2017 becoming the first hospital in Maryland to perform the procedure without the use of general anesthesia.

Located on the Peninsula Regional Medical Center campus, the CV Surgical program provides the latest, most cutting-edge surgical procedures in Peninsula Regional’s state-of-the-art facilities. That includes revolutionary procedures such as endoscopic vein harvest, transmyocardial revascularlization (TMR), beating heart valve surgery and minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System robot, the most advanced robotic platform available today.  

To learn more, call 410-546-1353.


Before Surgery FAQs 

Pre-admission testing typically includes blood work, an electrocardiogram and a chest x-ray, and should be performed three to ten days before the procedure. Your surgeon will tell you which tests you need and help you schedule them.


If you develop a cold, virus, sore throat, or other illness during the week before your surgery is scheduled, contact your surgeon immediately to discuss whether your surgery should proceed.


Be sure to bring a list of medications (including herbal remedies and over-the-counter drugs) that you take on a regular basis and a list of any known allergies, as well as your insurance cards and any correspondence with your insurance company regarding your admission.

Also bring personal items that you rely on, such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, or dentures, and any documents you may have regarding advance medical directives. We encourage you not to bring jewelry, large amounts of cash, or other valuables.


Friends and family members are welcome to accompany you to the Same Day Surgery registration area on the day of surgery. For the safety of the patient, visitors are not permitted in the pre-operative assessment, holding, or PACU areas. The waiting area is in Same Day Surgery.


After Surgery FAQs