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Specialists at the UCSF Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic treat diseases of the chest and heart, including its primary blood vessels, and work closely with the Heart & Lung Transplant Program. 

In recent years, many new minimally invasive techniques have emerged for treating cardiac valve disease. UCSF offers the full range of minimally invasive approaches for heart valve repair and replacement and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure. The benefits are significant, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less post-operative pain at the incision site
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars
  • A faster return to normal activities
  • An improved cosmetic result 

The cardiothoracic surgery team consistently earns one of the highest patient satisfaction scores among specialty clinics at UCSF Health.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor Suite A-501
San Francisco, CA 

(415) 353-1606

M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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