Department of Cardiac Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Contact Us: 732-235-7800
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Doctor and female patientPutting 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 Department of Cardiac Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) 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 732-235-7800 or request an appointment online.

Programs and Specialties Offered at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is able to offer you a variety of programs, including but not limited to:

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (VAD and ECMO) and Heart Transplant Program
  • Structural Heart Disease Program
  • Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery Program

Conditions and Treatments Offered at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

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.

Access to the Latest Medical and Clinical Research

Our cardiac surgeons are at the forefront of medical and clinical research, which enable patients the opportunity to have access to the latest technology and medical advancements via participation in some of the most renowned clinical studies offered. As you are aware, clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. Below is the list of all clinical trials our cardiac surgeons are leading:

To learn more about all of RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic clinical trials, please visit our Clinical Trials page.