We have been perfecting ways to perform life-saving heart procedures since completing the first open-heart surgery here in 1960. We combine world-renowned expertise with leading research to develop new techniques and technology for making heart surgery safer and more effective for you.
When you choose us, you benefit from:
- Leaders in heart surgery: Stanford cardiologists are world leaders in heart surgeries, including heart transplantation. Our specialized heart surgery team has an international reputation for clinical excellence and pioneering research.
- Advanced technology: Our heart surgeons use the latest technology to expertly diagnose and treat heart conditions, from intraoperative imaging technology in the operating room to the newest devices available for heart support.
- Minimally invasive expertise: We perform minimally invasive heart surgery whenever possible. This approach is an alternative to traditional, open-heart surgery, and leads to a faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, and a lower risk of complications, among other benefits.
- Reputation: Our heart surgery program at Stanford is known for its groundbreaking work in a number of heart procedures. We continue to lead the way with the development of new techniques – such as natural heart valve repair – for making even the most complex heart surgeries safer and more effective.