Advanced Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
For more than 60 years, our Heart Surgery Clinic has been recognized
worldwide for groundbreaking research, quality care and positive
patient outcomes. Our heart surgery program provides you with the
latest and most innovative surgical treatment of heart disease.
Heart Surgery at Stanford Health Care: Why Choose Us
We have been perfecting ways to perform life-saving heart procedures
since completing the first open-heart surgery here in 1960. We combine
world-renowned expertise with leading research to develop new
techniques and technology for making heart surgery safer and more
effective for you.
When you choose us, you benefit from:
Leaders in heart surgery: Stanford cardiologists are world
leaders in heart surgeries, including heart
transplantation. Our specialized heart surgery team has an
international reputation for clinical excellence and pioneering
Advanced technology: Our heart surgeons use the latest
technology to expertly diagnose and treat heart conditions, from
intraoperative imaging technology in the operating room to the
newest devices available for heart support.
Minimally invasive expertise: We perform minimally invasive
heart surgery whenever possible. This approach is an alternative to
traditional, open-heart surgery, and leads to a faster recovery,
shorter hospital stay, and a lower risk of complications, among
Reputation: Our heart surgery program at Stanford is known
for its groundbreaking work in a number of heart procedures. We
continue to lead the way with the development of new techniques –
such as natural heart valve repair – for making even the most
complex heart surgeries safer and more effective.
Heart surgery procedures at Stanford Health Care
We offer a range of surgical services that are unparalleled in the
Western U.S. and the Pacific Rim for diversity, technology,
innovation, and outcomes. Heart surgeries at Stanford include:
This unusual procedure, known as a "domino" transplant, occurs when one recipient receives a heart-lung transplant from a deceased donor, while the existing healthy heart of the heart-lung recipient is given to a second patient. The rare procedure has only been performed eight times at Stanford, last in 1994.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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 &
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
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers