Cardiac Surgery

The breadth of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics cardiac surgery services include minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures.

Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery offers an ideal option for the right patient. This program involves highly advanced expertise only available here at Iowa's comprehensive medical center.

Cardiac Surgery

  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery 
  • Endovascular thoracic graphs for patients with aneurysms 
  • Epicardial lead placement for biventricular pacing
  • Heart and lung transplant 
  • Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement 
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
  • Ventricular assist device (VADs), including electric VAD and bridge to transplant

Top cardiac surgery program in U.S.

Our cardiac surgery program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best places in the country for patient care. Only the top 4% of hospitals in the nation received this rating based on patient survival, length of stay, number of patients seen, and more for aortic valve surgery and heart bypass surgery.

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