Surgery to bypass damaged arteries is sometimes the best option for preventing a heart attack. The New York Methodist-Cornell
Heart Center is one of only three programs in Brooklyn approved to perform cardiac surgery and is part of the comprehensive quality heart care offered at New York Methodist Hospital.
The New York Methodist-Cornell Heart Center is staffed by physicians from the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical Center of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. New York Methodist is also using the proven model for excellence established at Weill Cornell to set standards for the training and credentialing of nurses and technicians, quality assurance, performance measurement, and reporting.
Each patient is cared for through the coordinated efforts of a team of experienced surgeons, cardiologists (heart doctors), pulmonologists (lung doctors), gastroenterologists (stomach and intestine doctors), medical and radiation cancer specialists, intensivists (doctors who practice intensive-care medicine), surgical and intensive care nurses, and respiratory therapists.
For more information on cardiothoracic surgery, call 718.780.7700.