Valve repair and replacement At Yale New Haven Hospital our cardiac surgeons perform repair and replacement on all cardiac heart valves. A multidisciplinary valve team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists collaborate to offer the best available options for valve disease treatment, whether open heart surgery or minimally invasive or transcatheter procedures. Mitral valve repair Our hospital maintains the highest volume of mitral valve operations in Connecticut and prides itself on a highly successful mitral valve repair program. Operations are performed through a small incision on the right side of the chest whenever possible. Aortic valve repair Yale New Haven Hospital offers an aortic valve repair program aimed at treating leaking aortic bicuspid and tricuspid aortic valves. This procedure can also be performed in conjunction with aneurysm surgery. Valve replacement Our surgeons use newest generation of biological or mechanical valve and when possible are performed through smaller incision with a minimally invasive approach. Yale New Haven Hospital performs the highest volume of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Connecticut.