Gilbert R. Schorlemmer, MD, FACS, has practiced cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgery since 1985. He has gained a wealth of experience in all facets of the treatment of disease involving the heart, aorta, central and peripheral arteries, veins, lungs, esophagus, and chest wall. He uses open surgical, minimally invasive surgical, interventional (catheter-based), and hybrid approaches to both common and uncommon expressions of cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, and thoracic diseases. As such, he is uniquely situation to be able to choose the best treatment and the best procedure for each individual patient providing the maximum benefit with the least pain and the most rapid recovery.

Dr. Schorlemmer is known for multiple innovations in minimally invasive and catheter-based techniques for angioplasty, stenting, endografting and repair of aneurysms, dissections and obstructions in both large and small blood vessels.

Dr. Schorlemmer was involved in the initial release of the first thoracic aortic endograft in the United States. For a number of years, he was the only physician in Utah to have implanted this device. He designed and implemented the first dedicated hybrid surgical room in the state and was a pioneer in the usage of endografts to treat complex aortic pathology in both the chest and abdomen. He has continued to design, develop and implement exciting new approaches to the treatment and macro vascular disease.

Dr. Schorlemmer strongly believes that medicine, when practices correctly, is an art which requires not only scientific knowledge, but more importantly a wealth of experience gained through a humanistic approach. He recognizes the patient as a person first and foremost. He is honored to care for his patients and does his best to provide superior results for each and every one.


Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

General Surgery: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thoracic Surgery: University of Utah

American College of Surgeons

Certifications & Memberships

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery


  • World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
  • American Medical Association



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed:

  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve repair & replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair & replacement
  • Off-pump coronary bypass
  • Endoscopic vain harvesting
  • Minimally invasive coronary bypass
  • Trans-myocardial revascularization (TMR)
  • Congenital defects
  • MAZE procedure
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Vascular stents
  • Endographs
  • Thrombolysis of vascular clot
  • Femoropopliteal bypass
  • Femoral tibial bypass
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Aortic replacement

Conditions Treated:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Valvular stenosis
  • Valvular insufficiency
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Aneurysms
  • Aortic dissection
  • Stroke
  • Carotid stenosis with stroke
  • Carotid stenosis without stroke
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Blood vessel obstructions
  • Claudication
  • Gangrene
  • Varicose veins
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Pectus Excavatum


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Office Locations

The Aortic Institute of the West
698 W 800 N
Suite 160
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 714-6412
Fax: (801) 714-6413