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Cardiac Surgery

The Yale Cardiac Surgery faculty is a group of world-class heart surgeons, from the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, 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), including minimally invasive robotic MIDCAB and hybrid revascularization
  • Mitral valve repair, including minimally invasive key-hole and robotic mitral valve surgery
  • Aortic surgery, including thoracic aortic replacement and stent grafts (TEVAR) for aneurysm and acute disease
  • Aneurysm repair (thoracic aortic and left ventricular)
  • Arrhythmia surgery, including the MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure, including durable and temporary mechanical circulatory support
  • Heart transplantation
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  • Children's heart conditions, including tetralogy of Fallot, atrial and ventricular septal defect, single ventricular repair, and other congenital disease

Yale's survival statistics for coronary artery bypass, mitral valve replacement, and aortic valve replacement consistently exceed national and regional norms. Yale-New Haven Hospital maintains one of the highest ratings for heart surgery by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Yale Cardiac Surgeons operate across the Yale-New Haven Health System and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, where they work closely with internists, cardiologists, and vascular surgeons in pre- and post-operative care. Faculty continue cutting-edge research in cardiac surgical outcomes, aortic surgery, transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, and cardiac transplantation, as well as vascular biology, transplantation immunology, cardiac genetics, and valvulopathic pathobiology.