Heart-Cardiovascular Surgery

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With Mount Sinai Heart at Mount Sinai Morningside, you get the personal attention of a mid-sized hospital, together with expert care by world-renowned physicians and surgeons. Led by John D. Puskas, MD, a global leader in the treatment of coronary artery disease, Mount Sinai Morningside is nationally ranked in 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report for Cardiology & Heart Surgery.

A Leader in the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the United States of both men and women. Dr. Puskas has pioneered a broad range of minimally invasive surgical techniques and is known internationally for his expertise in “off-pump” coronary bypass surgery—which avoids using the heart-lung machine and minimizes the risk of complications such as stroke, renal failure, and other adverse outcomes.

While coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is not new, Dr. Puskas’ advanced techniques for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) have been proven to offer superior outcomes. The use of arterial grafts instead of the use of veins can last decades longer. And procedures that avoid the manipulation of the aorta (anaortic OPCABG), dramatically reduce the risk of stroke and other negative outcomes.

Mount Sinai Morningside recently received the coveted three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Mount Sinai Morningside among the elite hospitals for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

Specialists for Every Heart Condition

Our specialists treat the full spectrum of heart conditions, including valve disorders, aortic conditions, atrial fibrillation, and pulmonary embolisms. In addition to common heart conditions, we are one of the few centers in the nation to also specialize in the treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a hereditary condition in which the heart’s muscle becomes abnormally large, contributing to shortness of breath and fatigue.

Why Mount Sinai Morningside

Our Heart team approach means that you have a group of highly trained specialists to guide every decision about your care. If you have other underlying conditions, such as diabetes, we will draw in other specialists, as needed. Mount Sinai Morningside’s cardiology and cardiovascular surgery department offers unrivaled, state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments—and your Heart team will work together to provide personalized treatment in a warm and compassionate environment.

  • Aortic dissection surgery
  • Aortic valve reconstruction
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Bicuspid valve surgery
  • Cardiac surgery, robotic and reoperative
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), including total arterial revascularization, off-pump CABG, and total endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Left ventricular aneurysm surgery
  • Pacemaker Implantation & Resynchronization Therapy
  • Pulmonary embolectomy
  • Pulmonary artery endarterectomy
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal aortic surgery
  • Minimally invasive extraction of masses and thrombi from the heart
  • Minimally Invasive Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Therapy