For some patients, and in certain situations, surgery is the best treatment option. Each year, the Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute’s expert cardiac surgery team performs hundreds of procedures. Bridgeport Hospital’s cardiothoracic surgeons are a regionally based, highly specialized team which also operates at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Their high level of expertise provides Fairfield County cardiac surgery patients with a spectrum of advanced procedures at all levels including coronary artery bypass grafts, complex mitral valve repair, heart valve repairs/replacements and a wide-variety of arrhythmia surgeries including pacemaker and defibrillator implantations and the state-of-the-art hybrid ablation.

In addition to the surgeons, the cardiac surgery team is made up of anesthesiologists, registered nurses, cardiac perfusionists, cardiac physician assistants and technicians who provide excellent and compassionate care to patients during each procedure. Specialized post-surgical units offer both constant monitoring and dedicated nursing care for all cardiac patients.

Heart Transplantation Services
If you or a loved one is a candidate for a heart transplant, we encourage you to contact our expert colleagues at Yale-New Haven Hospital. For further information regarding the Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center, please click here.