July 25, 2023, Chicago, Ill… The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has launched its next-generation Operative Risk Calculator to assess the risk of adult cardiac surgery operations.

Jul 25, 2023

Washington, DC - Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. Once again, CMS is proposing severe cuts to physician reimbursement. This is on top of the 2% reduction that went into effect in 2023, which would have been worse without direct intervention from Congress at the urging of the entire medical community. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is deeply concerned that cuts of this magnitude jeopardize patient care, as well as the financial viability of cardiothoracic surgery practices and hospitals.  

Jul 13, 2023

Contact: Charlie Simpson
SVP of Marketing and Communications
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
csimpson@sts.org   312-202-5819


Mar 10, 2023

Chicago, Illinois – The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has developed and launched a new risk calculator to estimate the risk of mitral valve repair for patients with mitral valve prolapse and degenerative primary mitral regurgitation, or primary MR.

Feb 10, 2023

Data analyses demonstrate that new downgraded recommendations for coronary artery bypass grafting—largely based on the ISCHEMIA trial—may result in undertreatment and complications for patients with multiple blockages

Jan 23, 2023

Washington, DC surgeon will emphasize long-term outcomes and value of surgery


SAN DIEGO (January 23, 2023) – Cardiothoracic surgeon Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, from MedStar Health, was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons at STS 2023 during the Society’s Business Meeting.

Jan 23, 2023

STS Distinguished Service Award recognizes those who advance the Society and specialty

Jan 23, 2023

STS award honors game-changers in cardiothoracic surgery research

Jan 22, 2023

A study of more than 100,000 patients has revealed that, for patients with blockages in multiple arteries, those who opt for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are less likely to die from their condition, less likely to need additional surgery, and less likely to have a heart attack than patients who choose to undergo a stent procedure.

Jan 18, 2023

SAN DIEGO (January 18, 2023) – A scientific session devoted to identifying and closing gaps in health care will take place on Saturday at the Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

Jan 12, 2023

January 18, 2023 — Leakage of the mitral valve due to degenerative prolapse is a common condition known as primary mitral regurgitation (MR). Symptoms often start with shortness of breath due to blood leaking backwards into the lungs, but the condition may lead to heart failure. While the treatment has traditionally been surgical repair, recently some success has been achieved with transcatheter edge-to-edge repair using a clip-like device delivered percutaneously without surgery.

Jan 18, 2023

Authors discuss two groundbreaking presentations that will happen at the 59th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, which will reveal:

Jan 18, 2023
Recently the General Thoracic (GTSD) and Congenital Heart (CHSD) surgery components joined the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database in powering "Best Hospitals" rankings and practice-changing research.
Apr 17, 2023