Cardiac Surgery

Adult Cardiac SurgeryEmory cardiac surgeons within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery comprise one of the largest and most successful heart surgery services in the country. Performing more than 2,000 adult cardiac surgery procedures annually for the last 25 years, Emory’s Adult Cardiac Surgery Service has long been ranked among the top five academic centers in the nation in clinical volume and is considered one of the nation's top institutions for biomedical education, research and patient care.

Emory’s Adult Cardiac Surgery Service has performed more off-pump coronary artery bypass procedures to treat coronary artery disease than any other service in the country and is also a national leader in robotically assisted, minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery. In addition, Emory University Hospital is one of 20 sites nationwide, and the first in the Southeast, to participate in a trial to study transcatheter aortic valve implantation, a minimally-invasive treatment option for severe aortic valvular heart disease.

Emory’s cardiac surgeons have been at the forefront of developing many other innovative procedures including

Other conditions and diagnoses Emory cardiac surgeons treat include:

Charlie Hoff

CNN interviews Emory Heart & Vascular Center patient, Charlie Hoff, after his heart transplant. Just a short time after his heart transplant, Charlie is gearing up for an Olympic style competition called the “Transplant Games.” Watch his amazing story!