Department of Cardiac Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center

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woman and doctorPutting your heart in the hands of another is a big step. We’re here to help you feel confident and empower you to make the best choice for you and your heart health. The Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) is able to offer you the most comprehensive and compassionate care.

Our multidisciplinary team comprised of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and cardiac surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating all cardiac valve syndromes and disorders. Historically, cardiac surgery has been performed as an open procedure (large incisions of 8-10 inches long / involves cutting the breastbone in half / general anesthesia), but over the years, minimally-invasive techniques (small incisions of 2–3 inches long / general anesthesia) have been developed to provide safe and effective alternatives.

Requesting an Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our cardiac surgeons, you may need a referral from your cardiologist. In some cases, you may make a self-referral. For a self-referral, please call 201-915-2525.

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Programs and Specialties Offered at Jersey City Medical Center

The Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center is able to offer you a variety of programs, including but not limited to:

  • Aortic Disease Program
  • Valve Center

Conditions and Treatments Offered at Jersey City Medical Center

Our cardiac surgeons are able to treat a variety of heart conditions. Based on several factors, including the type of heart disease you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests performed during your initial evaluation, you cardiac surgeon will determine the best approach (open or minimally-invasive). Some of the most common heart conditions treated and procedures offered include:

Meet the Cardiac Team at Jersey City Medical Center

cardiac medical teamInstrumental to our program’s success is our passionate, experienced, and integrated cardiac surgery team comprised of nationally-recognized cardiac surgeons skilled in all aspects of cardiac care. To learn more about our team members, please visit our Cardiac Surgery Team page.

Cardiac Surgery Team

Message from our Chairman

It is with great privilege that I introduce the Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health. Our department is home to New Jersey’s top cardiac surgeons who are skilled in all aspects of heart care. Our surgical team is recognized as national leaders in the field and continues to advance the latest minimally-invasive techniques.

Our Northern Department of Cardiac Surgery, which encompasses Jersey City Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, provides easy access to highly sophisticated, cardiac surgeons. At these facilities, our surgeons, who are experts in advanced cardiac surgery, heart failure, heart and lung transplantation, and minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, operate at the forefront of innovation. They also specialize in conditions with disease complexities involving multiple valves, multiple bypasses, and aortic emergencies. The combination of specialized clinicians and state-of-the-art facilities offers patients individualized care with faster recovery times and fewer complications.

Further, in conjunction with our colleagues throughout RWJBarnabas Health, we participate in more clinical research trials than any other heart care program in New Jersey, helping patients gain access to promising new treatments and technology. The clinical trials are research projects, allowing our surgeons to incorporate the latest research findings into comprehensive care plans.

I invite you to explore the growing cardiac surgery team that I am extremely proud of. This team has an impressive record of sustained excellence and I look forward to continuing to provide unparalleled clinical care, unmatched expertise, and trailblazing research to our communities.

Yours in Good Health,

Arash Salemi, MD, FACS

Clinical Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery, RWJBarnabas Health
Professor of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School