Smidt Heart Institute cardiothoracic surgeons use advanced procedures and technologies to perform the complete range of open and minimally invasive surgeries for patients with heart disease. Surgeons specialize in treatment of high-risk patients with complex conditions, specifically those with low ejection fraction and multiple previous operations.
- Alfredo Trento, MD
- Francisco A. Arabia, MD
- Fardad Esmailian, MD
- Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
- Joshua S. Chung, MD
- Aamir S. Shah, MD
- Wen Cheng, MD
- Raymond H. Schaerf, MD
Procedures and Technologies
- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
- Valve Repair and Replacement
- Surgery to Treat Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Atrial Fibrillation)
- Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Robotic mitral valve repair and replacement
- Robotic direct coronary artery bypass
- Robotic tricuspid repair and replacement
- Robotic repair for atrial septal defect
- Robotic removal of intracardiac tumors
- Aortic Procedures
- Open and minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and repair
- Open and minimally invasive aortic aneurysm repair
- Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aneurysms
- Aortic dissection
- Valve sparing root surgery
- Heart Failure Surgery
- Adult Congenital Surgery
- Lead Management and Extractions with Laser
- Surgery to Treat Pulmonary Disease
- Lung transplant
- Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Quality of Care Reporting
As part of our ongoing dedication to patients, the Smidt Heart Institute continually monitors the quality of care we provide.
This information is reported regularly to the public.
Learn more about the quality of care provided to patients having CABG surgery, aortic valve replace or mitral valve replacement.
You can also learn more about the quality of care provided to patients having a heart transplant at Cedars-Sinai.