Specialty Surgical Services

The Heart Surgery Center of University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute offers patients the latest minimally invasive and full surgical interventions, with continued investments in the highest quality care and latest innovations.

Expanding access with six cardiac surgery locations across the Northeast Ohio region, our top-rated cardiac surgeons have over 50 combined years of experience in heart and lung transplant and mechanical assist devices (VADs), and lead many actively enrolling clinical trials in cardiac surgery.

Specialty surgical services include:

  • Coronary revascularization
    • High risk and redo sternotomies
    • Complex procedures with total arterial revascularization
  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
    • Complex mitral valve repair utilizing various techniques and approaches, including minimally invasive and chordal reconstruction
  • Aortic valve disease
    • Evaluation to provide the best procedure for patient’s anatomy and physical status, including stentless valves, stented valves, mechanical valves, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Aortic valve surgery
    • Mitral valve surgery
    • Radial artery harvesting
    • Tricuspid valve surgery
    • Vein harvesting
  • Atrial fibrillation
    • Intraoperative ablation in concert with mitral and aortic valve surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm
    • Aortic valve-sparing
    • Aortic root replacement
    • Complex aortic arch reconstruction
    • Dissection
    • Thoracic endovascular stenting
  • Heart failure
    • High-risk coronary revascularization with mitral valve repair/replacement
    • Redo coronary revascularization with mitral valve repair/replacement
    • Transcatheter mitral valve repair/replacement (MitraClip/TMVR)
    • On- and off-pump coronary revascularization and hybrid PCI and coronary revascularization
    • Mechanical circulatory support or ventricular assist device (VAD)
    • Heart transplantation
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy surgical treatment
  • Pericardial disease
  • Pulmonary embolectomy
  • Expertise in surgical therapy for complex cardiac pathology
    • Adult congenital heart disease
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Multi-valve disease
    • Redo sternotomy
    • Patients with multiple co-morbid conditions who are at higher risk for postoperative complications
  • ECMO/Cardiogenic shock program
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