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Cardiac Surgery

We are proud of Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare's cardiac surgeons, who are among the best in the area. We continually measure and surpass outcomes against national benchmarks set by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare's cardiac surgery team consists of:

  • Board-certified cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and thoracic surgeons
  • Cardiac anesthesiologists
  • Cardiovascular physician assistants
  • Perfusionists
  • Specially trained staff, such as: cardiovascular surgical registered nurses and technologists, respiratory therapists, CCU and ICC registered nurses, and physical therapists

Cardiac Conditions Treated:

Our highly trained, experienced team treats all cardiac conditions, such as:

  • Aortic disease
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Valvular heart disease

Cardiac Treatments Performed:

We perform the full range of cardiac surgical procedures, including:

  • Aortic valve repair or replacement surgery
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • "Beating heart" surgery
  • Bloodless open-heart surgery free of transfusions and blood products
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Left ventricular remodeling
  • Mechanical circulatory support while waiting for a transplant
  • MAZE procedure to correct atrial fibrillation
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic removal of the leg vein used in bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive valve repair and replacement
  • Myectomy/myotomy to remove part of an enlarged heart wall
  • Natural heart valve repair to preserve heart structure and avoid implanting devices
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to relieve angina or chest pain
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treatment of severe aortic stenosis