An office appointment for follow-up with your Cardiac Surgeon will be necessary. This appointment is usually scheduled for 2 weeks after discharge from the hospital. You will need to get an x-ray ½ hour prior to your appointment.
Note to Family and Friends
Having heart surgery can be a life-changing event. Encourage your loved one to steadily return to his/her normal activities. Try not to be over- protective. Let your loved one perform what he/she feels able to do comfortably. Remember you too can feel depressed, angry or frightened. An open line of communication between you and your loved one is most beneficial.
Visiting Hours and Direct Phone Numbers
Cardiovascular Unit (CVU)
Rooms 14-25, Second Floor D-Wing
Direct phone number 570-476-3423
Visiting hours: 11AM to 6 PM and 8PM to 10PM
Cardiovascular Telemetry Unit (CV Tele)
Rooms 360-392, Third Floor D-Wing
Direct phone number 570-422-8190
Visiting hours: 11AM to 8:30PM
* Children are permitted to visit once permission is granted from the nurse.
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Clinic
Second Floor C-Wing
Direct phone number: 570-420-5331
Fax number: 570-422-8233
Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM
Cardiothoracic surgery outpatients will enter through the hospital main lobby on the first floor and go to the “D” Elevators in the new wing. Up to the 2nd floor and follow directional signage.
Main Entrance Map
(from Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono Main Entrance to 2nd floor via “D” Elevators)
Cardiothoracic Surgery Office Map
(from 2nd floor to Cardiothoracic Surgery Office)
Very Important Partner (VIP) Program
Patients in the ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute may ask to have a family member or close friend be their “Very Important Partner” or VIP during their stay. The VIP may request to stay overnight on the foldout recliner in the patient’s room, however, VIP’s must be able to care for themselves and be aware that changes in the patients condition that may require leaving the room for periods of time.
Contact the CVU or CV Telemetry nurse to learn more about the VIP program.
Parking is available for visitors in the main visitor lot, directly across from the main entrance of hospital on East Brown Street. Valet Parking is also available free of charge from 8AM to 4:30PM. You may pick up your key from security if you plan to stay later in the evening. Please do not park in the Emergency Department lot.
Located on the Ground Floor, Area C
Breakfast: 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Snacks: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lunch: 11:15AM to 1:45PM
Snacks: 1:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Dinner: 4:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Late Meals: 11PM to 2:30 AM
Vending machines, accessible around the clock, are located outside of the cafeteria and in the Critical Care Visitor Lounge on the Second Floor, D Wing.
American Heart Association
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono is a non-smoking facility.