Heart Services & Specialties


Cardiac Surgery

Renowned expertise in heart surgery.

why choose us

Trusted Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons 

Patients come from all over the world to NewYork-Presbyterian for renowned expertise in heart surgery. Our physicians are pioneers in valve replacement, leaders in congenital heart disease and obstetric cardiology, as well as experts in cardiac care for athletes. 

As pioneers in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), NewYork-Presbyterian has helped to make TAVR a routine treatment and open-heart surgery a thing of the past for aortic stenosis. For patients with congenital heart disease, NewYork-Presbyterian is a leader in the field with one of the oldest and most robust programs in the country. Our cardiac surgery program also places special emphasis on athletes, helping to manage cardiac conditions that could predispose an athlete to an exercise-induced cardiac emergency. Finally, through our women’s health program, cardiac surgeons collaborate with maternal-fetal medicine specialists to address cardiac issues that can arise during the pregnancy or post-partum period such as heart failure, valve disorders, and hypertension.


NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine – Cardiothoracic Surgery


At the forefront of less invasive surgery

As one of the only centers in New York utilizing robotic technology in cardiac surgery, we are leaders in developing and refining minimally invasive techniques that speed recovery for patients while achieving high survival rates. Our cardiothoracic surgeons perform the most advanced procedures such as coronary artery bypass, valve repair and replacement, as well as heart, lung and heart-lung transplantation. We offer our patients a team-based, specialized approach that provides the highest-quality heart surgery care. A few common procedures we perform include:


Cardiac Surgery Team

Our Team

More top heart surgeons than any other hospital in the country

NewYork-Presbyterian has more top heart surgeons than any other hospital in United States and we are proud to feature one of the most experienced cardiac surgery programs in the country.

Our cardiologists, heart surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and cardiac imaging experts work together to customize the best care for each patient. Our physicians and surgeons are innovators in the field, collaborating to develop and refine minimally invasive techniques that speed recovery for patients while achieving high survival rates with few complications.

Cardiac Surgery Team

Our Approach to Care

Personalized heart surgery care

We believe it’s crucial to diagnose, manage, and treat heart disease early. Our compassionate team provides personalized care every step of the way—partnering closely with you and your family with the end goal of helping you spend less time in the hospital and more time living life.

During a consultative evaluation, which is often completed in a single day, our cardiac surgeons and cardiologists collaborate with you to determine the best course of treatment. Some patients don't need a procedure right away, but may need regular monitoring, medication, and lifestyle changes. Others may need a minimally invasive procedure or open-heart surgery.

Consultations are available at our hospitals as well as offsite outpatient practices that may be closer to your home. You may even be able to have your evaluation or get a second opinion remotely, through our telehealth platform.

Experts in Cardiac Surgery

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Cardiothoracic Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Heart Surgery