Surgical Procedures

Cardiac Surgery: Volume

2021, N = 5046

In 2021, we successfully completed 5046 cardiac surgeries which included various types of major procedures at facilities in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland Clinic's main campus, Fairview Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital).

Surgery TypeVolume
Cardiac surgeries5046
Aorta surgeryᵃ1063
Isolated valveᵃᵇ1048
Valve with other proceduresᵃᶜ890
Percutaneous valveᵃ664
Coronary artery bypass grafting (isolated)ᵃ831

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

ᵃAorta surgery, isolated valve, valve with other procedures, percutaneous valve, and coronary artery bypass grafting, and other are a subset of cardiac surgeries.

ᵇIsolated valve does not contain percutaneous valves.

ᶜValve with other procedures does not include aorta surgery or percutaneous valves.

ᵈOther procedures include procedures not classified in the provided categories like coronary bypass surgery with other non-valve cardiac procedures, heart transplant, durable ventricular assist device implantation, and septal myectomy.

Transplant Surgery: Volume

2021, N = 156

Cleveland Clinic is a leading center for both heart and lung transplant procedures.

Surgery TypeVolume
Heart transplant60
Lung transplant96
Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery: Volume

2021, N = 1916

Cleveland Clinic surgeons treat patients from around the World who have a wide variety of lung and esophageal diseases.

Surgery TypeVolume
General thoracic surgeries1916
Esophageal surgeriesᵃ305

Source: Cleveland Clinic Finance Department; STS General Thoracic Surgery Database

ᵃEsophageal surgeries are a subset of general thoracic surgeries.

Vascular Surgery: Volume

2021, N = 6997

Cleveland Clinic vascular surgeons perform thousands of procedures each year for patients with a broad spectrum of vascular diseases.

Surgery TypeVolume
Total vascular surgeries (open and endovascular)6997

Source: Vascular Surgery data

Aortic Surgery: Volume

2021, N = 1441

The Aorta Center in Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute is organized to optimize the care of patients. A multidisciplinary approach is used to collaborate and treat patients with conditions that affect all segments of the aorta. This model has allowed Cleveland Clinic to have the busiest aorta center in the world and to lead the way in quality, innovation, and research.

Surgery TypeVolume
Open ascending aorta and aortic arch repairs818
Open descending aorta and thoracoabdominal repairs40
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs139
Endovascular proximal aorta repairs10
Endovascular descending aorta and thoracoabdominal repairs168
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs134
Hybrid aortic surgery: open and endovascular procedures132

Source: STS Adult Cardiac Surgery & Vascular Surgery