Cardiac Surgery The Cardiac Surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital perform the entire spectrum of open-heart operations for both adults and children. Team members include experienced and award-winning cardiac surgeons, as well as skilled cardiologists, anesthesiologists, cardiac 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 minimally invasive mitral valve repair, robotic-assisted cardiac operations, off-pump coronary artery bypass, surgical ablation (maze procedure) for atrial fibrillation and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). There are also 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 aneurysms (aneurysm repair, including aortic, thoracic aortic and left ventricular) Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), including pacemaker and defibrillator insertion Congenital heart disease Heart failure Operations/Treatments Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) Robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery Valve repair and replacement (aortic and mitral) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) 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 replacement and aortic valve replacement consistently exceed national and regional norms. The hospital has also been recognized, over a specified period, by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database with three stars, its highest rating, in varied cardiac surgery procedure categories, namely isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR); combined AVR and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG); mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR); and combined MVRR and CABG.