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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 operate across Yale New Haven Health System 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. We have experience with robot-assisted cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.

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

Distinguishing Factors

Our cardiac 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 rates 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.