Inova Heart and Vascular Institute experience

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute offers an exceptional Cardiac Surgery program with a wide range of services – including heart transplant, bypass and valve surgeries.

Cardiac surgery is surgery performed on the internal structures of the heart or great vessels by cardiac surgeons. This can be done using minimally invasive techniques as well as traditional “open” techniques. This type of surgery is used to treat complications resulting from heart disease, to correct congenital heart defects, to repair or replace structures of the heart – such as valves, implant medical devices to support heart function, and even to replace a damaged heart with a healthy one through transplantation.

Heart surgery can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and boost changes of survival and longevity.

Cardiac surgeons at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute have performed heart surgery on tens of thousands of adult and pediatric patients. During this time, we’ve had the opportunity to pioneer many new treatment and recovery approaches to ensure patients receive access to safe and technologically advanced care. Some of our milestones include performing many “firsts” in the Washington, DC, metro area.