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Chawla Cardiac Surgery Center

Heart Surgery at Chawla Center

If you or a loved one is planning for surgery, download our guide. 

Your Heart Is in the Right Place Booklet 

Questions or Concerns?

Learn more about what we can do to help your heart. 

Learn more about the heart and heart conditions. 

Heart Surgery

The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute performs more heart bypass surgeries than any other cardiac program in Connecticut. Many procedures can also be performed with minimally invasive techniques, allowing for less pain, fewer complications and a quicker recovery. Our experience translates into the best outcomes for patients with a wide variety of heart conditions. 

Our surgical team is comprised of board-certified cardiac surgeons, dedicated cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac per fusionists, cardiac surgical physician assistants, a dedicated cardiac ICU and step-down nursing staff, supported by highly skilled respiratory therapists, physical therapists, social workers and case managers. 

From bypass and valve surgery to aneurysm repair and surgical correction of arrhythmias, the cardiac surgeons and staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center are uniquely qualified to heal your ailing heart. 

Learn more about a selection of heart procedures


The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105