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Heart Surgery at Sentara 

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For serious heart problems, your doctor may determine that the best treatment option is heart surgery. Every year, half a million Americans undergo heart surgery for a variety of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease.

Heart Surgery in Virginia 

Sentara Heart is a regional leader in heart surgery. Our program features nationally recognized physician experts, superior quality and innovative technology. We offer both open-heart surgery and minimally invasive heart surgery. Meet our team.

Your doctor may recommend heart surgery to:
• Replace or repair heart valves
• Repair abnormalities or damages
• Widen blocked arteries
• Implant devices to regulate your heartbeat

Hybrid Cardiac Operating Suite at Sentara 

Sentara offers our patients the region’s first hybrid cardiac operating suite. A hybrid cardiac operating suite combines.

• The most advanced heart technology available
• The superior medical expertise of Sentara Heart cardiothoracic surgeons, electrophysiologists and interventional cardiologists

Heart Surgery at Sentara: Services We Provide

Our cardiovascular surgeons specialize in the following types of heart surgery:
• Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
• Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Ablation Procedures
• Heart Transplant 
• Heart Valve Surgery
• Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement
• Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement 

Other cardiac procedures we perform include:
• Aortic Root Replacement
• Pericardiectomy
• Thoracotomy
• Transmyocardial Revascularization
• Tricuspid Valve Repair/Replacement
• Ventricular Assist Device Placement
• Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Cardiac repairs for:
• Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection (Ascending & Descending)
• Atrial Myxoma
• Atrial Septal Defect
• Patent Foramen Ovale
• Ventricular Septal Defect
• Ventricular Aneurysm


About Your Heart

Sentara Heart provides services that specialize in the treatment of a variety of heart conditions. Learn more about the heart and some of the most common heart conditions and diseases.

 About Your Heart

 Coronary Artery Disease

 Heart Attack

 Advanced Heart Failure

 Heart Arrhythmia

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