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Chief of Cardiac Surgery
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1535 Medical Parkway
Carson City, Nevada,89703
CTH is a local, not-for-profit healthcare system that has been serving patients in Northern Nevada and California since 1949. Through its facilities and services, including a master-planned Medical Campus, comprehensive Regional Medical Center, 24-hour emergen... more.
Reno Heart Surgeons
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Todd Chapman, M.D.
Carson Tahoe Health - Cardiovascular & Heart Institute
Open Heart Surgery & Todd Chapman, MD, FACS, Chief of Cardiac Surgery
• "CardioOne" Open Heart Surgery - Under the leadership of Todd Chapman, MD, FACS, Cardiac thoracic Surgeon and Medical Director of open heart surgery, where patients thrive with the region's first universal bed program.
Physician Directory - Carson Tahoe Health
Todd P. Chapman, MD FACS
(775) 445-7650 1470 Medical Parkway - Suite 160; Carson City, NV 89703
A Story of Success
As nurses rushed Chris back to the ER, Eisenmesser was on the phone with Dr. Todd Chapman, chief of cardiac surgery at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.
Doctor Chapman was at his Washoe Valley home when the call came, and he was on his way immediately. It was a five-minute drive to the hospital. He called his surgical assistant of 17 years, Julie Hansen. They'd been through this drill many times before, and the other members of the team were en route in minutes. Chapman was among the first to arrive, and he knew instantly the gravity of the situation. He had no reservations about his abilities or those of his team. Chapman made the incision into the chest and saw the damage. A surprise, and not a good one. He could see it was an aneurysm that had ruptured. Chapman also saw an opportunity. The aorta above the rupture was undamaged, and he knew he would be able to sew in a Dacron tube to repair the aorta. Nearly six hours after the operation began, Chapman and Hansen approached them in the waiting room. Chapman knew there were the "unexpected assassins waiting around the corner" that could still take her life. It was also possible she had brain damage. The next two hours would be critical. He remained serious talking with the family, telling them her odds had risen to 75 percent now. But compared to what they had been through, the news was unmistakably positive. "Thank God she's OK," Sabrina thought through her tears. "She's going to be OK." Dr. Chapman rode the elevator down and walked into the ER. He didnít have to be as reserved now as he talked happily with the nurses who were the first to care for Chris when she arrived. They were elated at the news. "You have to go see her," Chapman told them. "She looks great." Once he was sure his patient was stable, Chapman drove home. Then he fixed his usual double espresso, took off his cowboy boots and went to bed.
Dr. Chapman's Bio
Todd Chapman, MD, FACS, Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Todd Chapman, MD, FACS is a board-certified heart surgeon with over 20 years of experience and the Chief of Cardiac Surgery for Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chapman served a fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and later at the clinic's Scottsdale, Arizona branch. He is a longtime partner in the Nevada Heart Surgeons group and is a clinic assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He has performed over 700 open heart surgeries at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. The open heart surgery program started in February 2006 and is the first and only program in Carson City. Dr. Chapman credits the cardiology surgical staff's teamwork as instrumental in making this great achievement possible. He is supported by two cardiovascular surgical suites at Carson Tahoe and a CardioOne Open Heart Surgery Program.