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About U-M Cardiac Surgery

About U-M Cardiac Surgery

Clinically, the Department of Cardiac Surgery consists of two divisions: Adult Cardiac Surgery and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery. Our twelve adult and pediatric faculty have driven significant growth in surgical activity in our three facilities over the last several years.

Hospital FY 08 FY 09 FY 10 FY 11 FY 12 FY 13 FY 14
University 1056 1092 1109 1108 1199 1292 1395
Mott 899 859 927 801 814 929 835
VAMC 169 152 182 165 161 190 185
Total 2124 2103 2218 2074 2174 2411 2415

In addition to the surgical activity of the Sections, our faculty and clinical staff saw over 6000 outpatients in our clinics.

The Adult Cardiac Surgery Division continues to maintain strong clinical programs in the traditional areas of myocardial revascularization, cardiac valve repair and replacement, and cardiac transplantation and circulatory support devices. Significant growth has come in areas of newer technology: thoracic endovascular aortic repair [TEVAR] and transcatheter aortic valve replacement [TAVR]. In collaboration with the Division of Cardiology, we have continued to develop new methods of providing efficient cost-effective care to our patients in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. In addition, expansion of our inpatient facilities to include additional operating room time and ICU beds is occurring within the Cardiovascular Center, which opened in 2007.

The Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Division relocated to the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital when this facility opened in 2011. Our surgical faculty and staff are located in the same floor as our colleagues from Pediatric Cardiology, encouraging even greater collaboration in teaching, research, and patient care in the Michigan Congenital Heart Center, one of the premier congenital heart centers in the country. Together, we are consistently ranked by US News & World Report as the best center in Michigan and one of the top ten in the country.