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Cardiac Surgery

Yale Medicine Cardiac Surgery is a team of world-class heart surgeons, devoted exclusively to the cardiac care of adults and children. Our surgeons perform state-of-the-art minimally invasive and traditional operations for the full range of cardiac diseases and conditions, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Valve repair and replacement (aortic and mitral)
  • Aneurysm repair (aortic, thoracic aortic, left ventricular)
  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), including hybrid ablation heart failure and artificial heart or ventricular assist devices
  • Heart failure, including artificial heart or ventricular assist devices
  • Heart transplantation
  • Congenital heart diseases in children and adults

Our Approach

Our cardiac surgery team provides personalized, compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients. We understand that living with cardiac conditions comes with challenges. We will partner with patients and their families to explore treatment options, as well as strategies that can assist them after surgery.

Our cardiac surgery teamincludes some of the most experienced cardiac surgeonsin the world, as well as a dedicated team of experienced cardiologists, cardiac nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. We also collaborate with leading cardiologists at Yale in the treatment of heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disease, and arrhythmias.

Yale's survival statistics for coronary artery bypass, mitral valve replacement, and aortic valve replacement consistently exceed national and regional averages, with Yale performing the most mitral valve operations in the state, as well as caring for the largest volume of aortic cases statewide. We also have experience with robot-assisted cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Our surgeons operate at Yale New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, where they work closely with internists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons in pre- and post-operative care.

As faculty in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery,our surgeonsconduct groundbreaking research in aortic surgery, transplantation, experimental mechanical heart and cardiac transplantation, and vascular biology.