What should you look for in a heart surgery team? Experience is key, along with a safe surgical process that unites every team member both in and out of the operating room. Rochester Regional Health’s heart surgery team will do everything necessary to serve you. Our record of excellence is proven, and we are committed to the tireless pursuit of new ideas that inspire even greater future outcomes for our patients.
The cardiothoracic surgeons at Rochester Regional Health perform more than 800 surgeries each year, making the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute the fourth-largest cardiac surgery center in New York State.
Our heart surgery program is recognized regionally and nationally for superior performance, including a ranking as the state’s top hospital for Major Cardiac Surgery and Heart Attack Treatment by CareChex/Comparion; nine annual designations as a national Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital by Thomson/Reuters; and Healthgrades awards for both Five Start Treatment of Heart Attack and Five Star Treatment of Heart Failure in 2020.
For more than a decade, Rochester Regional Health has had a designated Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Center at Rochester General Hospital. This partnership is dedicated to mutual learning and sharing best practices, giving our local providers special access to leading-edge techniques and research.
The most common cardiac surgery procedures fall into a few common categories.
Our cardiothoracic surgical teams are among the most experienced and highly trained in the country. These talented specialists are committed to providing the very best care and helping you or your loved one enjoy a longer, healthier life.
Focused on recognizing the unique physiological, social, and treatment goals of our aging surgical patients, our Geriatric Surgery Program was the first of its kind in the United States. Offered at Unity Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and Clifton Springs Hospital, this program provides patients with personalized surgical plans created to meet their needs and ideal outcomes.Learn about the Geriatric Surgery Program