Heart Surgery

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.

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

Learn more about the Hybrid Cardiac Operating Suite at Sentara Heart.

Heart Surgery at Sentara: Services We Provide

Our cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in the following types of heart surgery:

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


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