Cardiac Surgery

Overview

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Cardiac Surgery at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is dedicated to life-saving procedures and advancing surgical techniques and treatment methods. Our surgeons specialize in reconstructing damaged portions of the heart and solving complex problems using minimally invasive procedures.

We have one of the most successful reconstructive heart-valve surgery programs in Canada. Our heart transplantation program serves patients across the country. We pioneer innovative surgical methods, such as the mini-thoracotomy "beating heart" multiple bypass graft, and educate other surgeons from across North America in these new techniques.

Our staff comprises nine cardiac surgeons who perform more than 1,400 open-heart procedures annually. They also conduct research into progressive clinical practices and scientific approaches to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Cardiac surgery has a proud legacy at the Heart Institute. Our physicians continue to set the standard in treating, teaching about, and researching cardiovascular disease.