Each of our health institutes – Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute – serves as a hub of innovation, research and education that is dedicated to providing you with the latest and most effective technologies and treatments.

Our five health institutes. Where what’s next happens.

At our health institutes, we’re always evolving. Here, you’ll find advanced medical techniques and technologies, the latest clinical trials through alliances (with innovators like Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and a dedicated team – your team – focused on getting you better.

Through the leadership of each institute, your care teams pursue continuing medical education, participate in and lead medical research, and design ways to create better patient experiences and outcomes.

How does an institute model benefit you?

The best and brightest clinicians meet regularly to share their expertise with one another and work together to care for you as one team.

Your clinicians offer the most advanced technology and techniques for treating your condition, and they are dedicated to staying up to date on the most innovative approaches for care through ongoing formal training and medical education. They also offer free programs and information about prevention, risk factors and screenings to our communities.

Your clinicians participate in and offer many of the latest clinical trials for your specific diagnosis. If you meet the criteria for a clinical trial, you will have the chance to learn more and participate in groundbreaking research opportunities close to home.

While Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest serves as the hub for the institutes, all LVHN hospitals, campuses and practices serve as their satellite locations, connecting patients with our distinct services, clinicians and expertise.

Learn about each Lehigh Valley Health Institute

Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute

At Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, you have a partner willing and capable of taking on the toughest heart and vascular care challenges. Our team of cardiovascular specialists and cardiothoracic/vascular surgeons works collaboratively to share expertise and develop the best care plan based on your unique medical condition and personal preferences. Our nationally recognized team is also the most experienced in the region, consistently ranking among the nation’s leaders in heart attack survival.

Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute

Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute brings together clinicians of the strongest caliber to better predict, prevent and treat cancer. While delivering today’s most effective treatments, our experts are also researching tomorrow’s breakthroughs. The Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, which provides you with even more lifesaving care options close to home.

Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute

A dedicated hub of collaboration, innovation, education and research, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute is a premier destination for care of brain, spine and other neurological and neurosurgical disorders in the northeast United States. As one of our patients, you will have access to the Neuroscience Institute’s services, resources and expertise (as well as our team-based, patient-centric approach). We prioritize collaboration and teamwork through interdisciplinary teams, stress ongoing education and training, and make decisions based on the latest research and evidence for every patient.

Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence

At the Institute for Surgical Excellence, you have a partner who sets the bar for access, recovery and outcomes. Our institute model brings together many different types of surgeons who excel at what they do. These surgeons – along with our exceptional medical staff and nursing teams – share their expertise to come up with a care plan that’s best for you, using the most effective treatments available today. They also offer unmatched expertise in less invasive techniques and robotic technology. This means you’ll receive the highest level of care across our entire system – whether you need routine surgery or surgery for a complex medical condition.

Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute

From competitive athletes to weekend warriors, and everyone in between, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute offers individuals comprehensive care to address their bone, joint and musculoskeletal care needs – at various locations throughout the region. Our physicians are the leading clinicians for joint replacement surgeries and sports medicine procedures in the communities we serve, making LVHN the most trusted orthopedic provider in our region.