Heart Surgery

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Your choice about where to go for heart surgery is an important one. The experienced cardiovascular surgery team at Nuvance Health® performs advanced procedures using sophisticated technology. Turn to us for the care you need to treat a heart attack or other condition.

Heart surgery at Nuvance Health: Why choose us?

When you choose Nuvance Health, you find:

  • Surgical experience
    Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons perform advanced procedures such as beating heart coronary bypass surgery, minimally invasive valve repair and aortic aneurysm surgery. Your surgeon has the skill and experience to treat your specific heart condition, no matter how complex.
  • Excellent care, close to home
    You can access excellent surgical treatment in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut. Your care team is experienced in risk reduction and medication management techniques to improve surgical outcomes. Our hospitals are recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for performance and quality.
  • An integrated team
    Your care team includes experienced and skilled heart and vascular doctors, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, nurses and support staff. We create a customized treatment plan and coordinate your care every step of the way.
  • Innovative care and research
    Nuvance Health offers innovative options including genetic testing, advanced diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive surgery and the full range of surgical treatments. We also perform research, including clinical trials, to identify promising new treatments and improve eligible patients’ quality of life.
Before recommending surgery, Nuvance Health uses advanced cardiac imaging and testing to create detailed images of your heart. We create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs.

Heart surgery procedures we perform

We perform the full range of heart surgery procedures, including:

Heart valve surgery

We repair valves and other structures in your heart to improve function:

  • Minimally invasive and open valve repair or replacement: Repairing leaky mitral, aortic and tricuspid valves, using less invasive approaches whenever possible to shorten recovery time
  • Valve-sparing aortic root replacement (or David procedure): Sparing otherwise healthy aortic valves during surgery to help you avoid the need for blood-thinning medication

Cardiovascular surgery

Cardiovascular surgeons treat blood vessels in your heart. Nuvance Health offers the full range of cardiovascular surgery procedures, including:

  • Adult congenital heart surgery: Treating patients with congenital (present at birth) heart problems who need their first operation or another operation after a previous surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): Rerouting blood around a coronary artery blockage, using part of a healthy blood vessel from elsewhere in your body
  • Beating heart or “off pump” coronary artery bypass grafting:  Stabilizing the heart’s surface to reroute blood flow without stopping the heart or using a heart-lung machine, reducing certain risks, compared with traditional procedures
  • Complex re-operations: Performing surgery for patients who have already undergone one or more open-heart or interventional procedures, such as devices or stents
  • Comprehensive aortic surgery: Advanced interventions for the largest artery in the body, which runs through the chest. We treat all parts of the thoracic aorta using open-surgical and hybrid procedures
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECMO): Using a heart-lung machine to send oxygen-rich blood back into the body for patients with a failing heart
  • Endovascular stent graft repair: Repairing a tube (stent) within your veins using minimally invasive techniques, to treat aneurysms and maintain proper blood flow
  • Hybrid ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: Using radiofrequency energy both inside and outside the heart to destroy faulty heart tissue and restore normal heart rhythm
  • Procedures for aneurysm patients who had prior open-heart surgery: Using special techniques to prevent risk and effectively treat aneurysms
  • Surgery to treat pulmonary embolism: Surgically removing a pulmonary embolism (blockage in the lungs)

Customized care and support for heart disease

Heart surgery is part of your customized treatment plan, which may include heart medicine, vascular medicine, vascular surgery and interventional cardiology.

Keeping your heart healthy is a lifelong journey. We support you with follow-up appointments to monitor your heart’s function and ensure you’re feeling well.