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Advanced Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
For more than 60 years, our Heart Surgery Clinic has been recognized worldwide for groundbreaking research, quality care and positive patient outcomes. Our heart surgery program provides you with the latest and most innovative surgical treatment of heart disease.
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Heart Surgery at Stanford Health Care: Why Choose Us
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.
In a recent news release, Stanford Health Care was ranked among the top ten hospitals in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report for cardiology and heart surgery, according to the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings.
Joseph Woo, MD, is a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and leading researcher in new approaches to cardiovascular care. He is the chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford Medicine.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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