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Cardiac Surgery

  • Open-heart-surgery

Open Heart Surgery

The best heart surgeons in Raleigh and the Triangle can be found at UNC REX Heart and Vascular Center. Our heart surgeons perform a variety of procedures:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Mitral valve replacement and repair
  • Aortic valve and arch replacements
  • Minimally invasive bypass and valve procedures

In addition to having the best heart surgeons in the area, UNC REX offers open-heart operating suites equipped with state-of-the-art technology-the core of UNC REX Healthcare's full-service cardiovascular program. Surgeries performed in our Heart and Vascular Center have helped thousands of patients survive potentially fatal cardiovascular problems.

REX Cardiac Surgeical Specialists 
REX Cardiac Surgeical Specialists have over 20 years of experience providing cardiac and open heart surgery. With the comprehensive resources available through the UNC REX Health Care System, patients and referring physicians can count on Rex Cardiac Surgical Specialists for expertise, innovation and compassionate care.

Learn Your Risk

Take an online Heart Aware or Vascular Aware assessment to discover your odds of developing a cardiovascular disease. You’ll find out if you qualify for a free in-person medical screening and consultation.

To find a UNC REX Healthcare physician near you, call 919-784-4490.

Patient Stories


Joy recalls how the nurses and physicians at UNC REX Healthcare saved her life when she woke up with heart pain in the middle of the night.

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