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Cardiac Treatment & Surgery

Bassett's team of experienced cardiologists have offered consultative, diagnostic, and treatment services, including cardiac catheterization, for decades. The expanded heart care team continues this tradition of excellence by providing angioplasty, cardiac surgery, education and wellness programs, and a cardiac rehabilitation program. This expansion of services means that the Bassett Heart Care Institute can provide patients with a full range of integrated heart services from preventive care to diagnosis and treatment.


New York State has one of the highest death rates for heart disease, yet one of the best survival outcome

 rates for heart surgery compared to other states. How can this be? Heart surgery simply is not available to everyone in New York who needs it, particularly in rural areas. Bassett is fulfilling its mission of making heart surgery available and more easily accessible to people in central New York.

Bassett's cardiac surgery team has completed years of advanced education and training. Combined, Bassett heart surgeons have performed thousands of successful surgeries. With the right balance of experience and leading edge technology, these heart care professionals work in partnership to provide the very best in patient care. Treatment services include:

Interventional Cardiology Services

  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Stent and drug eluting stent placement
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Intracoronary Ultrasound
  • Transradial Catheterization

Open Heart Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    • Arterial Revascularization
    • Endoscopic Vein Harvesting
  • Heart Valve Surgery
    • Heart Valve Replacement
    • Heart Valve Repair
    • Aortic Homografts
  • Additional Heart Operations
    • Repair of Septal Defects
    • Removal of Blood Clots from the Lungs
    • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
    • Repair of Aneurysms, Dissections and Traumatic Injuries to the Thoracic Aorta
  • Repair of Trauma to the Heart
  • Treatment of Accidental Hypothermia

Special Services for Surgery Patients

  • Same Stay Surgery
  • Pre-admission Discharge Planning
  • Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
  • Partners at Heart
  • Lifewatch Home Rhythm Monitoring System

Heart Failure

Subashini Daniel, MD, Bassett Heart Care Institute cardiothoracic surgeon, answers questions about heart failure, click to read more.

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