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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Treating coronary artery bypass, atrial fibrillation, thoracic aneurysm, and valve disease




The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, under the direction of cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Greg H. Ribakove, offers a comprehensive range of cardiac procedures that are among the best in the nation. Our cardiac team, based in Brooklyn, NY, treats a broad range of diseases of the heart and chest. They specialize in innovative approaches to coronary artery bypass surgery and state-of-the-art treatment for atrial fibrillation, thoracic aneurysm, and valve disease. Improved treatment of valve disease is one of the exciting stories of modern medicine.

Dr. Greg Ribakove talking to a patient.Our Center for Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery—rare among cardiothoracic centers— routinely performs heart valve surgery, including minimally invasive heart bypass surgery, using less invasive, more patient-friendly techniques. Many of these techniques were developed or refined by our cardiothoracic surgeons.

Our team of highly experienced cardiovascular surgeons is dedicated to providing the kind of outstanding, individualized care you expect from Maimonides, with ongoing support throughout the process. 


Comprehensive Cardiothoracic Services for Your Care and Recovery

  • Cardiac Anesthesiology - Our dedicated team of board certified and specialty-trained cardiac anesthesiologists has more than 150 years of combined clinical experience providing cardiac anesthesia care for cardiothoracic surgical procedures.  LEARN MORE

  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care - Heart surgery is the first part of the treatment process, but equally essential is the care you receive in the hours spent immediately after surgery. At Maimonides, patients recovering from cardiothoracic surgery are assigned to the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), which has an outstanding staff that works directly with your surgeons to ensure the optimal level of care. LEARN MORE