A Message from Kamal Khabbaz, MD
Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Welcome to the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the CardioVascular Institute. We welcome new patients and referrals for the treatments described below and will work closely with your primary care physician or cardiologist to ensure that you receive the best care available anywhere for your heart condition.
We are passionate about delivering unsurpassed heart care. Our heart surgeons are experienced in both minimally invasive and traditional, open surgical techniques. Our outcomes, documented by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, are among the best in the nation. We work closely in multidisciplinary teams with colleagues from across the CardioVascular Institute, providing you with an unmatched depth of expertise and seamless service. As Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, our surgeons take pride in training the next generation of heart surgeons. Our research programs are among the top-funded by the National Institutes of Health.
We provide cutting edge surgical treatment across the spectrum of cardiac disease. Our
programs and services include surgical therapy for coronary artery disease with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using conventional and off-pump beating heart approaches. Heart valve disease is treated via standard and minimally invasive approaches. Our goal is to preserve native valves with advanced repair techniques when feasible. Aortic surgery is approached in careful collaboration with vascular surgery to provide the newest techniques including endografting. We also provide advanced minimally invasive surgical therapies for atrial fibrillation and congenital heart conditions in adults.
Latest Therapies and Technologies
Our surgeons offer both minimally invasive and traditional, open surgery, and welcome dialogue with patients about their specific needs and preferences. Patients and physicians are supported by advanced imaging techniques, such as cardiac magnetic resonance, which was pioneered at the CVI. Our state-of-the-art, hybrid operating rooms permit our multidisciplinary teams to perform complex, collaborative procedures.
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