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Greg Matter, MD
Cardiac &Thoracic Surgery

600 E. Taylor St.  Suite 100  Sherman, Texas 75090

Office Hours: M-Th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm;  Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm       903-868-4595     Fax 903-416-6184       


Will I need surgery?

Heart surgery is used to treat many heart problems. For example, it's used to:

  • Treat heart failure and coronary heart disease
  • Fix heart valves that don't work well
  • Control abnormal heart rhythms
  • Place medical devices
  • Replace a damaged heart with a healthy one

If other treatments—such as lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical procedures—haven't worked or can't be used, heart surgery might be an option.

Specialists Involved

Your primary care doctor, a cardiologist, and a cardiothoracic surgeon will work with you to decide whether you need heart surgery.

A cardiologist specializes in diagnosing and treating heart problems. A cardiothoracic surgeon, like Dr. Matter, specializes in surgery on the heart and lungs.

These doctors will talk with you and do tests to learn about your general health and your heart problem. They'll discuss the test results with you and help you make decisions about the surgery.



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