Heart Surgery


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Badge image for High Performing Hospitals U.S. News and World Report National Heart Bypass Surgery 2019-2020Depending on the type of heart disease you have, surgery may be your best treatment option. It can be distressing to find out that you need heart surgery.

You are in skilled hands at MUSC Health’s Heart & Vascular Center. Our specialized cardiac surgery team is the most experienced in the state.

Heart Surgery at the MUSC Health Heart & Vascular Center: Why Choose Us?

Doctors from across the country refer seriously ill patients to us. Our surgical team is the only one in South Carolina with the experience and expertise to perform complex surgical procedures. For patients who are not candidates for open heart surgery, we use the latest minimally invasive techniques.

When you come to us for heart surgery, you benefit from:

  • Depth of Experience: Our standing as South Carolina’s only academic medical institution means more hands-on experience for our surgical team. Through clinical trials and research, our heart surgeons master revolutionary surgical procedures. Meet our team.
  • Expertise with Complex Cases: Traditional open heart surgery is not a viable option for everyone. For these patients, our doctors can use minimally invasive surgical techniques. This approach reduces your risk of infection and scarring and can speed the recovery process. Your doctor will discuss the best surgical option for you.
  • Advanced Technology: Our surgical team works together to perform both catheter and surgical procedures in our state-of-the-art, dedicated hybrid operating room. Our experienced cardiothoracic anesthesiologists have advanced training in anesthesiology for people with heart disease and oversee patient well-being during all heart procedures at MUSC Health. 
  • Convenient Follow-Up Care: Following surgery, you can participate in MUSC Health’s cardiac rehab program to strengthen your heart. Our team works with your referring physician to ensure that your post-treatment recovery stays on track. For added convenience, you can receive post-surgical care at one of our regional clinic locations.

Heart Surgeries at the Heart & Vascular Center

Our heart surgeons are highly skilled at performing a complete array of heart surgery procedures. Our surgical offerings include: