The Cardiovascular Surgery faculty practice provides state-of-the-art care for adults and children with heart disorders. The Mount Sinai Hospital ranks 10th among the nation's best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in the 2014-2015 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.
Mount Sinai's cardiac surgeons have expertise in every major area of cardiovascular surgery, with surgeons performing procedures to correct a wide variety of congenital and acquired cardiac abnormalities in adults and children. Our faculty practice has a reputation for taking on difficult cases.
All of our physicians are members of the staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital and on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our cardiac surgeons are known worldwide for their pioneering work, while the Hospital maintains the world's largest database on patients with aortic disease who do not yet require surgery. The heart transplantation program is one of just two centers in New York State to offer transplants for children. With researchers constantly studying methods to improve procedures, Mount Sinai's Cardiovascular Surgery program is fully devoted to meeting today's patient needs with tomorrow's medicine.
Learn more about our surgical expertise:
- Mitral valve surgery – For patients with mitral valve prolapse, our success rate in mitral valve repair approaches 100 percent.
- Heart transplantation – More than 200 heart transplants have taken place at Mount Sinai – with about 25-30 performed each year.
- Mechanical assist devices – Patients who need the crucial “bridge” to transplantation are fitted with the latest assist devices.