Medical Services

Cardiac Surgery

Mercy Specialty Clinics, Cardiac Surgery 
540 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 401
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-688-7733
Fax: 319-688-7734

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Specialized Expertise in:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Aortic valve repair
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Congenital heart disease surgery (adults)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Coronary bypass
  • Heart blockages
  • Heart valve repair
  • Heart valve replacement
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Mitral valve replacement

Treatments and Procedures:

  • Prevention education
  • Thymectomy

Link to Iowa Heart Center - Iowa City


Wayne E. Richenbacher, MD

Dr. Richenbacher received his medical education from University of Cincinnati, completed his residency at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

What Dr. Richenbacher believes sets Mercy apart from everyone is the access to your doctor and patient experience with personalized care. He would like his patients to know about him that the Mercy Cardiac Surgery department is attentive to your needs, and you will receive high quality care.

Lori Fuller, PA-C

Lori received her medical education from Western Michigan University and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Lori would like her patients to know that she is professional and caring. She has been involved with cardiac surgery for 29 years.  What she believes makes Mercy Cardiac Surgery so special is the many years of experience, attention to details, responsiveness, kindness and confidence.  Outside of work Lori participates in exercising, knitting, singing and gardening.

Jan Syata, PA-C

Jan received her medical education from the University of Iowa and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.