Department of Cardiac Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Contact Us: 973-322-2200
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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 Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) 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, but over the years, minimally-invasive techniques 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 973-322-2200 .

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Programs and Specialties Offered at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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

  • Aortic Disease Program
  • Structural Heart Disease Program
  • Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery Program

Conditions and Treatments Offered at Saint Barnabas 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 Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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

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:

Message from Our Chief

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. As an elite cardiac center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center provides a full array of advanced cardiovascular services including off-pump “ beating heart” coronary artery bypass, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and MitraClip, minimally-invasive cardiac surgery, aortic surgery (aneurysms) and atrial fibrillation (ablation, atrial appendage ligation).

Our multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, radiologists and anesthesiologists work collaboratively to offer patients individualized care with faster recovery times and fewer complications.

Our actively growing program offers the most advanced surgical techniques and procedures, with results that are among the best in the state. Conveniently located in Livingston, NJ, our program has the advantage of being surrounded by top specialists in fields such as pulmonology, nephrology, infectious disease and radiology, to deliver exceptional care to our patients and their families.

In partnership 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. These trials allow our surgeons to incorporate the latest research findings into clinical practice.

Please explore our website, and “meet” our distinguished cardiac surgery team. On behalf of all my colleagues at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we look forward to providing you with the utmost compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service.

Best regards,

Dr. Frederic SardariFrederic F. Sardari, MD

Vice Chair, Cardiac Surgery, RWJBarnabas Health
Chief, Cardiac Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center