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Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Surgeons at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, are at the forefront of innovations in the field of adult cardiac surgery. Our world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeons—together with vascular surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists—form a multidisciplinary team committed to providing superior care.

For patients with cardiac conditions ranging from routine to complex (such as end-stage heart failure), our specialists provide comprehensive surgical care. For example, our surgeons have extensive experience performing aortic and mitral valve repairs, employing innovative techniques such as leaflet excision, chordal replacement, annuloplasty and valve resuspension.

Our surgeons specialize in performing a wide range of cardiothoracic procedures, including:

  • heart transplantation
  • implantation of ventricular assist devices
  • minimally invasive procedures
  • minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • treatment of aortic disease processes
  • on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • valve repair and replacement employing innovative techniques such as:
    • annulplasty
    • chordal replacement
    • leaflet excision
    • valve resuspension
    • valve-sparing aortic root replacement
  • homegraft replacement of the aortic valve and root
  • thoracic aortic aneurysm repair, including treatment employing:
    • deep hypothermia
    • circulatory arrest
    • antegrade and/or retrograde cerebral perfusion for central nervous system protection

In addition, our Aortic Disease Program brings together specialists in the diagnosis, treatment and surgery—including stent grafting—of the aorta and major blood vessels to provide the most advanced care for each patient's needs.

Our extensive expertise allows us to choose the least invasive procedure that provides the best long-term outcomes for our patients.

Doctors & Providers

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.