Robotic and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

At Yale New Haven Hospital our cardiac surgeons specialize in advanced robotic mitral valve repair and numerous minimally invasive heart surgery techniques that include small incisions to surgically treat cardiac disease.

Robotic and minimally invasive heart surgery techniques offer several advantages compared to open-chest procedures, including:

  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring after surgery

Our surgeons routinely perform less invasive heart operations that include:


Among the best in the U.S.

Yale New Haven Hospital has been named as one of the top hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. Yale New Haven ranked among the very best in the nation in 12 medical specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, which ranked #48.

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