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Cardiac Surgery

The cardiac surgeons at Bridgeport Hospital perform the full spectrum of open-heart operations for adults.

Team members include experienced and award-winning Yale Medicine cardiac surgeons, skilled anesthesiologists, 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, minimally invasive cardiac operations, hybrid revascularization, off-pump coronary artery bypass, surgical ablation (maze procedure) for atrial fibrillation and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 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/treatments performed at Bridgeport Hospital are:


  • Aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms


Three-Star Rating by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Bridgeport Hospital participates in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) registry, the premier quality improvement registry for cardiac surgery. The hospital has previously been recognized by STS with three stars, its highest rating, in varied cardiac surgery procedure categories, including quality of our Overall Isolated CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) surgery, and Medications. The Overall Isolated CABG surgery three-star rating reflecting July 2020 to June 2023 time frame placed Bridgeport Hospital among the elite in the United States for CABG surgery. About 20 percent of STS participants receive that rating for such surgery. 

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 more information visit Yale New Haven Transplantation Center.



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Hybrid Operating Room

Patients needing advanced heart and vascular procedures at Bridgeport Hospital can benefit from one of the area’s leading-edge hybrid operating facilities, the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Hybrid Operating Room (OR).