Surgical Procedures

Cardiac Surgery, Volume


Cleveland Clinic is a world leader in cardiovascular surgery volumes and outcomes.

Surgery Type Volume
Cardiac Surgeries 4855
Valve Surgeries 3263
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (Isolated and Combination) 1476
Aortic Repairs (includes vascular) 1249
Surgeries for Septal Myectomy 157
Congenital Heart Surgeries (adult & pediatric) 505
Robotically Assisted Cardiac Surgeries 192
Transplant Surgery, Volume


Cleveland Clinic is a leading center for both heart and lung transplant procedures. In 2018, surgeons performed 52 heart transplant procedures and 113 lung transplant procedures.

Surgery Type Volume
Heart Transplant 52
Lung Transplant 113
Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery: Volume


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

Surgery Type Volume
General Thoracic Surgeries 2008
  • Esophageal Surgeries

Esophageals Surgeries are a subset of general thoracic surgeries.

Aortic Surgery, Volume and Type

2018, N = 1249

The Aorta Center in Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular 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.

Type of Surgery Volume
Open ascending aorta and aortic arch repairs 759
Open descending aorta and thoracoabdominal repairs 39
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs 89
Endovascular proximal aorta repairs 5
Endovascular descending aorta and thoracoabdominal repairs 156
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs 94
Hybrid aortic surgery: Open & endovascular procedures 107

In 2018, Cleveland Clinic surgeons performed 1249 aortic surgeries.