URMC is one of the busiest centers of its size in the country for:
implantation of ventricular assist devices (VADs),
and there are growing programs in:
transcatheter based aortic valve implementation (TAVI),
minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, and
minimally invasive mitral valve replacement.
Twelve to fifteen orthotopic cardiac transplants are also completed each year.
Approximately 20% of coronary procedures are performed without cardiopulmonary bypass, providing unique challenges in anesthetic management. URMC is the only center performing congenital heart surgery in western upstate New York.