Each year, thousands of people in the United States have heart surgery. Heart surgery can improve quality of life and reduce symptoms related to heart disease and other heart disorders. There are many different types of heart surgery. Surgeries may be used to:

  • Repair or replace the valves that control blood flow through the heart's chambers
  • Bypass or widen blocked or narrowed arteries to the heart
  • Repair aneurysms, or bulges in the aorta, which can be deadly if they burst
  • Implant devices to regulate heart rhythms
  • Destroy small amounts of tissue that disturb electrical flow through the heart
  • Make channels in the heart muscle to allow blood from a heart chamber directly into the heart muscle
  • Boost the heart's pumping power with muscles taken from the back or abdomen
  • Replace the damaged heart with a heart from a donor

The most common heart surgeries performed by our heart surgeons in Richmond are:

  • A-Fib Surgery Including:
    • Full Cox-Maze Procedure
    • Modified Maze Procedure
    • Hybrid Minimally Invasive Maze Procedure
  • Aneurysm Surgery Including Endovascular Stenting
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Including
    • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Vein Harvesting
    • Minimally Invasive A-Fib Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Surgery
    • Endovascular Stenting
  • Off-Pump Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Surgery
  • Transmyocardial Revascularization
  • Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Ventricular Assist Devices

The cardiothoracic surgeons of CSA perform many other procedures in addition to those outlined above. If you have a specific question about these or any other treatment options, please contact us at 804/320-2751.