Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery


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Why Choose Us

When it comes to your heart, you want experience over everything.

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we've built up our experience over decades. With heart surgery procedures that set the standard for others, we treat more heart patients than any top hospital in the nation.* Our affiliation with two top medical schools means we have the expertise to treat a full spectrum of heart conditions. From common conditions to rare diseases, a NewYork-Presbyterian specialist has the experience to treat it.

Our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are leaders in the field and highly specialized in diagnosing, treating, and managing various cardiovascular conditions. We are innovators and leaders in angioplasty surgery, coronary bypass surgery, catheter ablations, and heart transplants. In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian is also one of the only centers in New York to utilize robotic technology for cardiology and cardiac surgery—a method proven to lead to higher success rates and shorter recovery time for patients.

*Based on US News & World Report, 2023-2024 Top 50 Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Surgery rankings

Our Approach to Care

At NewYork-Presbyterian, we offer patients of all ages outstanding and compassionate cardiovascular care. Patients from around the world seek out Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine experts for their experience in treating common and complex heart conditions. As an academic healthcare system, we have successfully treated some of the highest-risk cases in the world, many of whom could not be helped elsewhere.

Our Approach to Care
Experience over everything

We perform the most heart surgeries in New York. Our sophisticated teams of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can diagnose and treat everything, from the common place to the most rare conditions.

Individualized care

We offer the highest quality of personalized, patient-centered care, consistently achieving excellent patient satisfaction.

Strong network expansion and cutting edge expansion

NewYork-Presbyterian, together with the physicians of Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine, attracts physicians, nurses, researchers, and clinical staff of the highest caliber who all strive to deliver outstanding patient care. As a patient, you can access specialists across the hospital network for effective, comprehensive care.

Cutting-edge research

Many of our findings have set the standards for cardiovascular care and our team continues a history of innovative and impactful research at our two academic medical centers—Weill Cornell Medical Center and Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

State-of-the-art expansion

Our cardiac surgery division is at the forefront of less invasive surgery and one of the only centers in New York utilizing robotic technology in cardiac surgery. By using smaller access incisions, robotic surgery allows the patients who are candidates for these techniques to recover and get back to normal life more quickly, often with less medication and discomfort. 

We treat more heart patients than any top hospital in the nation
We performed the most heart surgeries of any hospital in New York


cardiologists to choose from, the most of any hospital in New York

Extraordinary care, no matter the heart

See how NewYork-Presbyterian provides world-class cardiac care to its patients.

Our team

The dedicated team of heart specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian provides unparalleled cardiac care. Together, they bring expertise in minimally invasive procedures, treating both common and rare conditions, and delivering the highest standard of care, no matter the patient.

Patient story: Samanthat

"My team was calm, confident, and kind. And they saved my life."

Samantha, 27, never knew why she always felt out of shape. But after finding a 35-millimeter hole in her heart, she reached out to the team who had treated her father’s heart attack at NewYork-Presbyterian. Chief of Cardiac, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery Dr. Emile Bacha recommended she have robotic surgery with Dr. Arnar Geirsson, a leader in surgical innovation who knew this approach would be the least invasive and allow Samantha a faster recovery. Three months post-operation, Samantha is active and living life to the fullest.

"I felt comfortable knowing that this team is the best at what they do."

It took Mike by surprise to discover at age 38, he needed a quadruple bypass for a 90% blockage in his arteries. Fortunately, his team of doctors perform this procedure every day, which gave him confidence he was in the most experienced hands. Now, he’s an advocate for knowing your numbers and your family history, to get ahead of risk for heart disease at any age.

Patient story: MIchael

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