Advanced Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Our heart surgery program continues the legacy of Dr. Norman Shumway, who completed the first adult heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968. Our internationally recognized cardiac surgeons perform advanced surgical procedures and pioneer new ones, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. 

Our clinical excellence combined with our ground-breaking research makes us one of the top heart surgery programs in the nation.

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Treatments

The heart surgery clinic at Stanford offers the following treatments and procedures:

Aortic valve surgery

Surgery to repair or replace an aortic valve that is not working correctly.

Arrhythmia surgery

A surgical procedure to correct irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia.

Congenital heart surgery

Corrective surgery to fix or treat a genetic heart defect.

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

A surgical procedure used in which the blocked portion of the coronary artery is bypassed with another piece of blood vessel.

Heart surgery

Heart surgery is performed to correct problems in the heart valves and arteries, restore blood flow, or replace a diseased heart altogether.

Heart transplant

A surgical option to treat advanced heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart can't pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's organs.

Left ventricular remodeling/surgical ventricular restoration

A technique that provides the heart with a more normal shape after a heart attack, allowing it to pump blood more efficiently.

Myectomy/myotomy 

A surgical treatment option that removes a portion of the enlarged heart wall.

Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)

A procedure used to relieve severe angina or chest pain in patients who aren't candidates for bypass surgery or angioplasty.

Valvular surgery

Heart valve surgery used to repair or replace diseased heart valves.

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  

INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-724-7500

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

To refer a patient, please call: 650-724-7500.

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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