Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery is an integral part of the advanced care patients receive at the NSMC Heart Center. Our cardiac surgeons hold joint appointments at Massachusetts General Hospital and North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), and work closely with experts at both facilities. In addition to cardiac surgery, the NSMC Heart Center also provides angioplasty, general, interventional and nuclear cardiology, and electrophysiology services.

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Cardiac surgery procedures

  • Aneurysm repair (aortic replacement/repair, ventricular aneurysm repair)
  • Cardiac valve surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (off-pump/beating heart surgery, arterial grafts, endoscopic vein/artery harvesting)
  • Maze procedure
  • Operations for heart failure
  • Operations for trauma to the heart and/or great vessels
  • Repair of congenital heart defects
  • Resection of cardiac tumors
  • Valve repair
  • Valve replacement (mechanical valves, bioprosthetic valves)