Surgical Procedures

Cardiac Surgery: Volume

2020, N = 12,104

Cleveland Clinic is a world leader in cardiovascular surgery volumes and outcomes. In 2020, we successfully completed 12,104 procedures at Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

Surgery TypeVolume
Cardiac surgeries4723
Valve surgeries (isolated and combination)3352
Coronary artery bypass grafting (isolated and combination)1368
Aortic repairs and valves (includes vascular)1382
Congenital heart surgeries (adult and pediatric)548
Robotically assisted cardiac surgeries497
Surgeries for septal myectomy234

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

Transplant Surgery: Volume

2020, N = 193

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

Surgery TypeVolume
Heart transplant70
Lung transplant123
Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery: Volume

2020, N = 2361

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

Surgery TypeVolume
General thoracic surgeries2065
Esophageal surgeriesᵃ296

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

ᵃEsophageal surgeries are a subset of general thoracic surgeries.

Vascular Surgery: Volume

2020, N = 6978

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)6978

Source: Vascular Surgery data

Aortic Surgery: Volume

2020, N = 1382

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 repairs772
Open descending aorta and thoracoabdominal repairs37
Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs115
Endovascular proximal aorta repairs7
Endovascular descending aorta and thoracoabdominal repairs191
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs134
Hybrid aortic surgery: open and endovascular procedures126