Adult Cardiac Surgery In the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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This program offers more rational, better focused, and more comprehensive training for future cardiothoracic surgeons in a more effective educational framework, and the integrated curriculum proffers less onerous work weeks and a healthier lifestyle balance for the residents.

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Stanford's Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery has a long and distinguished legacy of ground-breaking research and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all aspects of surgical treatment of heart disease. Stanford University Hospital was one of the first facilities on the West Coast to perform open-heart surgery in the 1950s, and the center later completed the first adult heart transplant in the United States under the direction of Dr. Norman Shumway, in January 1968.

Today, Stanford surgeons carry out advanced procedures and pioneer new ones, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. This legacy now comprises a record of more than 30,000 cardiac procedures and confers upon our cardiac surgeons an international reputation for leadership and excellence in the surgical treatment of heart and thoracic aortic disease.

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We at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine know that every patient is unique and deserving of the best possible care. Our outcome reports consistently reflect our dedication to exceeding national standards of excellence as well as our commitment to best serve our patients. More »
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved a TAVR valve in 2011, allowing it to be used for patients who were deemed too sick to be candidates for open-heart surgery. In 2012, the FDA added an approval for TAVR for patients who, like Casey, are considered at high risk of complications or death from open-heart surgery. More »

 

 

 

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