Dr. Fuyuki Hirashima is a cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of
Vermont Medical Center and assistant professor of surgery at the Larner
College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT. She specializes in adult
minimally invasive heart surgery
, coronary artery bypass surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
(ECMO) which is a treatment that uses a pump to pump blood through an
artificial lung back to the blood street, and Left Ventricular Assist
Device (LVAD) which is a mechanical pump inserted into a person’s chest to
help pump blood.
Dr. Hirashima believes that heart surgery is a life changing experience for
patients -- they are not the same as they were the day before the surgery
compared to the day after. She believes that her role as a surgeon is not
only to provide a safe operation, but to help guide them through this
moment of their lives.
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at the UVM Medical Center.