Cardiac Surgical Treatments and Services

In addition to developing innovative methods of performing cardiac surgery, the members of Emory's Adult Cardiac Surgery Team are international experts and teachers of such minimally invasive procedures as off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery and robotically assisted, minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery, the least invasive method of bypass surgery currently available.

Emory’s cardiac surgeons offer more procedures than any other service in Georgia, including:

Coronary Artery Disease/Coronary Atherosclerosis

• Coronary artery bypass surgery
• Complex coronary artery revascularization
• Reoperative coronary artery bypass surgery
• Robotically assisted, minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery
• Hybrid minimally invasive coronary artery bypass and coronary artery stent placement

Valvular Heart Disease

• Complex aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgery
• Minimally invasive mitral valve repair
• Minimally invasive mitral valve replacement
• Minimally invasive aortic valve repair
• Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
• Stentless aortic valve replacement
• Combined valve and coronary artery bypass surgery

Thoracic Aortic Disease

• Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair (traditional and minimally invasive procedures)
   o Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
• Thoracic aortic dissection repair
   o Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
• Surgery for Marfan syndrome
   o Valve repair and replacement (minimally invasive and complex)
   o Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
   o Thoracic aortic dissection repair

Heart Failure

• Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement
• Hybrid minimally invasive coronary artery bypass and coronary artery stent placement
• Left ventricular aneurysm resection and reconstruction
• Ventricular assist device (VAD) placement as a bridge to heart transplantation
• Continuous-flow ventricular assist device (VAD) placement as “destination therapy”
• Heart transplantation

Coronary artery bypass surgery patient education

Over a half million people each year in the US have coronary artery bypass surgery. The Open Clinic is a patient education site on coronary artery bypass surgery and will help to prepare yourself or your family member for surgery. Included in the site is useful information about what to know before coronary artery bypass surgery, what happens during surgery and what to expect after surgery.