This is a first!

It’s the perfect bookend to American Heart Month. In a medical first, an HCA Healthcare heart surgeon performed four different procedures in a single operation and saved the life of a Mississippi man.

Dr. John Breaux, a cardiothoracic surgeon at affiliate Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, became the first surgeon in the United States to execute this intricate surgery, involving a series of procedures that each depended on the other.

“In this case, I had to develop a very complicated plan which had never been attempted before,” said Dr. Breaux, “but with our team of experts at Lakeview Regional, I knew we could make it happen.”

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Dr. John Breaux is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon affiliated with HCA Healthcare’s Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center. His areas of clinical focus include complicated heart procedures, open-heart procedures, valve surgery, heart arrhythmia surgery, esophageal surgery, lung surgery, mini-maze surgery and alternative incisions. Dr. Breaux is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.