The heart surgery team working on a patient in the operating room.

Heart Surgery

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Your heart is the strongest muscle in your body, and it has one of the most important jobs. That's why maintaining heart health is critical. But health issues involving your heart sometimes require more than diet, exercise, and medication. When the heart itself is damaged or not functioning correctly, heart surgery may be best to get you back on track. 

UVA Health’s cardiovascular surgery experts can identify underlying causes and perform surgery to treat conditions affecting the heart, arteries, veins, and lungs. We’re dedicated to your safety, comfort, and education as you face what can be a scary or uncertain situation with your heart.

We know that when it comes to your heart, getting answers quickly is important. Our heart surgery team can schedule you for an in-person or virtual consultation within three business days.

Cardiac Surgery Experience & Expertise at UVA

Our skilled and compassionate heart surgeons have training and experience in traditional, advanced, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery procedures. They work closely with your care team to craft the right treatment plan for you and keep you comfortable and informed.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked 2 of our heart surgery services with their highest possible performance score:

See other awards and recognition for our heart care.