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Cardiac Surgery

A Team Approach to Repairing Your Heart



At Mercy Health, we use a team approach to care for you and your loved ones. Based on our care model, our team works together on a daily basis to ensure you get the care you need during your time with us. From the physicians to the nursing staff and everyone else you come into contact with, you are in the right place for your heart surgery.


Dr. Richard Downey and Dr. Nabeel El-amir

The University of Michigan and Mercy Health

Mercy Health cardiothoracic surgeons Richard Downey, M.D. and Nabeel El-amir, M.D. are faculty members of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Michigan. These expert surgeons are on staff and collaborate with Michigan Medicine's nationally-ranked heart team to provide innovative clinical care.

Patient evaluations, pre-operation and post-operation visits are now available at both Mercy Health Muskegon and Mercy Health Saint Mary's. All cardiothoracic surgeries are performed at Mercy Health Muskegon.

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