Cardiovascular Services
Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiovascular Surgery

Focused on You

The MaineHealth Cardiovascular Surgery team is dedicated to ensuring that patients with heart problems receive the highest quality care from experienced heart surgeons. We work collaboratively to choose the least-invasive solutions possible and use the advanced surgical technologies to achieve the best outcomes. There are different types of surgeries to treat a variety of heart health problems. Your doctor may recommend heart surgery to:

  • Repair or replace heart valves, which control blood flow through the heart
  • Bypass blocked heart arteries
  • Repair abnormal or damaged heart structures
  • Implant medical devices that help control the heart rhythm or support heart function and blood flow

Department Programs:

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report has named MaineHealth Maine Medical Center as the top hospital in Maine for 2023-2024 for:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass surgery


Advances in Congenital Heart Treatments and Surgery

Sunil Malhotra, MD, Director of Congenital Heart Surgery, discusses the innovations happening to repair congenital heart defects.

Next Steps for Patients

While some patients are candidates for self-referral to our cardiovascular specialists, we recommend that you ask your primary care physician for help with the process.

Provider Referrals

If you are a provider who would like to refer a patient for MaineHealth cardiovascular surgery services, please review our clinical guidelines and call 207-773-8161.

For access to a VAD expert 24/7/365, call 207-661-LVAD (5823) for consultations, trouble shooting, referrals or to request an educational outreach program.