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Adult Cardiac Surgery

Our heart surgeons are leaders in innovative treatments designed to ensure each patient has the best possible outcome.

NYU Langone’s cardiac surgeons are renowned for their ability to perform complex cardiac procedures and for pioneering new and better ways to treat conditions that affect the heart, including aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease.

Our cardiac surgeons offer you the most advanced options, including the latest open, minimally invasive, robotic, and transcatheter techniques. Our breadth and depth of expertise ensures that you receive the treatment that is best suited to your individual diagnosis, and that allows you to go home as early as the next day—and return to your daily activities as safely and quickly as possible.

We are also dedicated to making sure that every patient has a pleasant and convenient experience.

Innovators in Cardiac Surgery

NYU Langone cardiac surgeons performed the first-ever minimally invasive mitral valve repair in the United States, the world’s first robotic mitral valve repair, and world’s first completely trans-septal percutaneous mitral valve replacement. Our surgeons have worked to refine minimally invasive and robotic techniques for aortic and mitral valve replacement, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR), and have performed more transcatheter valve procedures than any other surgeons in the United States.

Our cardiac surgeons were also at the forefront of many innovations in coronary bypass graft surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and congenital heart disease treatment.

Procedures We Perform

Cardiac surgery procedures we perform include the following:

  • aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and coarctation of aorta repair
  • aortic, mitral, and triscuspid valve repair and replacement, including minimally invasive, robotic and transcatheter techniques
  • atrial septum defect repair
  • coronary artery bypass graft surgery to treat coronary artery disease
  • implantable cardiac defibrillators and ventricular assist device
  • radiofrequency ablation for arrhythmias (Maze procedure)
  • surgery to treat congenital heart defects
  • total arterial coronary revascularization
  • ventricular restoration surgery for cardiac aneurysm

Each patient is cared for by a team of experts with advanced training in treating people with cardiac diseases. We strive to keep you and your family fully informed and actively involved throughout your treatment and recovery.

NYU Langone Heart Programs

We offer compassionate, customized care to people diagnosed with heart or vascular conditions.

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Our Team

Our cardiac surgeons are recognized worldwide as leaders in patient care and research into new and improved surgical techniques.

Meet Our Doctors

Our Leadership

  • Aubrey C. Galloway, MD
    Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery | Cardiac Surgery

    Dr. Galloway is internationally recognized for his work on minimally invasive mitral valve repair for degenerative disease. His extensive experience allows for outstanding care for a wide range of patients with heart valve disease. He stresses comprehensive therapeutic options for patients with aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections, and all inherited and acquired diseases of the aorta.

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  • Mathew R. Williams, MD
    Chief, Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery | Cardiac Surgery, Interventional Cardiology

    Dr. Williams is associate professor in the departments of cardiothoracic surgery and medicine. He is director of the Heart Valve Center, director of interventional cardiology, and chief for the division of adult cardiac surgery. Dr. Williams has performed more transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgeries than any other surgeon in the United States, and he performed the world’s first completely trans-septal percutaneous mitral valve replacement. In addition, Dr. Williams was the first doctor trained in both cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology.

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