Cardiac Surgery The cardiac surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital perform the full spectrum of open-heart operations for both adults and children. Team members include experienced and award-winning cardiac surgeons, skilled anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Our depth and breadth of experience allows us to perform a wide variety of complex operations, such as valve repairs, aortic aneurysm surgery, combined coronary and valve operation as well as reoperative heart surgery. We offer advanced procedures including robotic mitral valve repair, minimally invasive cardiac operations, off-pump coronary artery bypass, surgical ablation (maze procedure) for atrial fibrillation and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We participate in numerous national clinical trials related to cardiac surgery. Patients can rest assured that they are receiving the most advanced treatment possible from among the most experienced surgeons in the country. Among conditions treated and operations performed at Yale New Haven Hospital are: Conditions Aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation Congenital heart disease Coronary artery disease Heart failure Mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation Thoracic aortic aneurysms (open and transcatheter aneurysm repair and aortic dissection) Operations/Treatments Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) Heart transplantation Minimally invasive cardiac surgery Mitral valve surgery Robotic mitral valve repair Robotic minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) Treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) Valve repair and replacement Three-Star Rating by Society of Thoracic Surgeons Yale New Haven Hospital is one of the few cardiac centers where surgical outcomes are consistently better than national figures. Our survival statistics for coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and replacement and aortic valve replacement consistently exceed national and regional norms. The hospital has also been recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database with three stars, its highest rating, in multiple cardiac surgery procedure categories, including isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR); combined AVR and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG); mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR); and combined MVRR and CABG.