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Cardiothoracic Surgery (Heart Surgery)

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At Weill Cornell Medicine, expertise and quality patient care go hand in hand. Our heart surgeons are some of the best in the nation — and have a proven record of superior results.

Why choose us?

  • Our surgeons specialize in heart surgery for adults and children with a wide range of disorders
  • Your care team provides a custom treatment plan, tailored to your specific needs and goals
  • We offer new, minimally invasive surgical approaches
  • Our heart surgeons collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of professionals—including cardiologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, neurologists, and others—to deliver seamless, high-quality care
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell has been #1 in New York City for 17 years in a row (by US News & World Report)
  • Less than 1% mortality rate

To learn more about the services we offer and how to make an appointment, visit the links below. Visit our Department's website to learn more about our Heart Surgery services.


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What Our Patients Are Saying

Daniel Shallit
Talking about Christopher Lau, M.D.

"If you are considering or required by your current medical condition to have cardiac surgery, I can personally attest to Dr. Lau being and amazing surgeon and a wonderful person. He was my surgeon for open heart, and really took the time to make me feel like a person, not a number or paycheck. He is highly professional but always seemed to take extra time to help build my understanding of the procedure. This level of caring truly made the difference for me and prior to surgery I had such confidence that I actually slept for a few hours. I highly recommend Dr. Lau and wish everyone health and safety no matter what challenges you are faced with."

Feb 27, 2021
Source: Google

"Very thankful for Dr. Kalfa and repairing my sons asd."

Nov 12, 2020
Source: Healthgrades
Heather Livshin
Talking about Emile A. Bacha, M.D.

"Dr. Bacha and his team are phenomenal! They did incredible work with my daughter and we are eternally grateful to them 💖"

Sep 19, 2020
Source: Google
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