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U.S. News High Performing Hospitals - Heart and Vascular

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s Center for Cardiovascular Health has nearly five decades of history and expertise in cardiac surgery. We offer some of the most advanced and effective treatment options from common to the most complex heart conditions.

Why choose the Center for Cardiovascular Health for your heart surgery?

When choosing a heart surgeon, you want to be assured your heart is in good hands. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, our heart surgeons have consistently earned a place in the top tier of cardiothoracic surgeons for quality patient outcomes. Over the last 50 years, the amazing cardiac surgical team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has pioneered clinical innovation, patient safety and patient-centered care.

Excellence in cardiac surgery

About minimally invasive heart surgery

Our goal is to deliver highly personalized care to every patient. Our team will evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and support you in making the best decision for you and your family. We will be with you every step of the way with our approach, helping you select the treatment option that gives you the best quality of life with the lowest possible risk.

Hybrid Cardiovascular Operating Suite (Hybrid OR)

This innovative suite combines a fully equipped operating room with the advanced imaging technology of the cardiovascular labs. A hybrid OR advances our abilities to perform minimally invasive cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery. The suite enables us to perform collaborative procedures between cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery teams, as well as new cardiac or vascular procedures and surgical therapies.

The multidisciplinary care difference

Your cardiac surgery team works closely with cardiologists, primary care physicians, and other providers involved in your care to collaborate on the best treatment approach. Our surgeons will evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and support you in making a decision that is best for you and your family. If surgery is your best option, our team will be with you every step of the way—from the operating room through to recovery. Unlike other hospitals and medical centers, you will not have to worry about being handed off from one group of staff to another.

Our cardiac surgery program includes a multidisciplinary team of:

Cardiac surgical research at Benaroya Research Institute

The Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is dedicated to discovering new treatments and approaches to cardiac and pulmonary disease. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health patients benefit from the groundbreaking research taking place daily. As a patient, you may be offered the opportunity to be part of a research study and improve future patient outcomes.

Heart surgery patient stories

It’s one thing for us to tell you about our services, it’s another for our patients to tell you their success stories. Our cardiology patient videos and stories illustrate how treatment changed the lives of people like you.

Cardiology resources and FAQs

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is dedicated to your heart health. Learn more about structural heart disease on our resources and FAQs page