Our program was the first in the Washington DC, region to perform heart transplantation for patients with end-stage heart failure, and is now the 9th busiest heart transplant center in the nation.

Commonly performed procedures

Inova performs a high volume of cardiac surgeries each year using traditional open surgical repair and well-established and emerging minimally invasive surgery techniques. Our state-of-the-art facilities include hybrid operating room environments that allow teams of specialists to work side-by-side, including using the latest equipment for robot-assisted techniques.

Pediatric cardiac surgery

Inova also offers pediatric cardiac surgeons to provide expert care for neonates, infants, children and teenagers.

Learn more about the range of pediatric heart conditions we treat

Conditions Treated by Cardiac Surgery

Why Choose Inova for Cardiac Surgery?

Inova Schar Heart and Vascular – Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is an experienced cardiac surgery center that consistently receives high ratings for quality and excellent patient outcomes.

We offer:

  • Excellent patient outcomes
  • Participation in multiple clinical trials to expand the use of TAVR, including asymptomatic patients and bicuspid aortic valve patients
  • State-of-the-art hybrid operating environment where cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and electrophysiologists operate together for fewer complications and shorter recovery
  • Expedited referral-to-operating room process
  • Easily access, just 10 miles from downtown Washington, DC

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "High Performing" Hospital for its outstanding performance in heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

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