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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.
Our Advanced Practice Providers
Care and Treatment
Center for Bloodless Cardiac Surgery
Stanford Health Care is a pioneer and leading provider of bloodless surgery
Stanford Health Care has a long history of advances in heart surgery. Breakthroughs include the world’s first heart transplant more than 50 years ago. In the decades since, Stanford specialists have refined surgical techniques, including the development of bloodless cardiac surgery, customized to each patient’s needs.
What is bloodless surgery?
Bloodless surgery, also known as transfusion-free surgery, is a technique that uses no blood products or transfusions during surgery. Our doctors perform bloodless cardiac surgery as an alternative for those who need heart surgery and want a bloodless approach for religious or personal reasons.
Personalized treatment planning
We develop treatment plans which are customized to meet your needs:
In the weeks leading up to your cardiac surgery, you will first fill out a questionnaire that captures each of your preferences and needs across all stages of care. (Pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery)
You can use this questionnaire to consult with family and religious leaders about your bloodless surgical treatment plan.
Our doctors will discuss your preferences and finalize your treatment plan with you.
Your plan is then shared with all members of the care team including:
Perfusionists – specialists in use of the heart-lung machine during surgery
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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