At University Hospital we take a multidisciplinary approach to performing cardiac surgery incorporating not only traditional methods but also newer, minimally invasive approaches. Being an academic medical center University Hospital is on the leading edge in both surgical knowledge and technology. As a result we are able to offer a wide variety of cardiac surgical procedures to include coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgery as well as procedures for treating congestive heart failure, aortic aneurysms and atrial fibrillation.
University Hospital was the first hospital in the central New York area to conduct robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery for certain coronary artery bypass procedures, cardiac valve repair/replacement and other cardiac defects. The program at University Hospital features the da Vinci Surgical System and is one of only a few in the northeast that has extensive experience in robotic surgery. In fact, University Hospitals Dr. Charles Lutz, Director of Robotic Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, has been called upon to train surgeons in Albany, Boston and Cleveland for their first robotic cases.
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