Open Surgery

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While less invasive catheter-based procedures have replaced certain surgical options in recent years, some cases still require open surgery (also called open-heart surgery) to restore normal function to the heart. 

Patients who are at risk for coronary artery disease and angina, patients who require repair to the aorta or the valves of their heart, or patients who suffer from atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect may need open surgery. Fortunately, improvements in technology and techniques have made these procedures safer and more effective than ever before.

At Houston Methodist, our surgeons rank among the most respected in their fields for a variety of open surgeries:

Other Heart Treatments
Houston Methodist physicians suggest a variety of treatments for patients with cardiac concerns: 

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