When your heart needs surgery, trust it to the experts at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. With the only cardiac surgery program on the Seacoast NH, we're the hospital where other hospitals refer their patients, and we're nationally recognized for our exceptional record of results.

Your Best Choice for Heart Surgery

Results matter. We consistently deliver outcomes that meet those of large urban and academic medical centers. These exceptional results are made possible by:

  • Highly skilled surgeons, who perform thousands of cardiac procedures and serve as consultants to other hospitals in the area
  • Our Heart & Vascular Institute's investment in advanced and least invasive technology
  • Our Heart Team, which collaborates on your behalf and involves you and your family in discussions and decision-making
  • Our hybrid operating room, an innovation that lets us switch seamlessly from minimally invasive procedures to traditional open surgery should it be required.

Advanced Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Our experience and expertise enable us to perform the full spectrum of cardiac surgical procedures, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass
    • Minimally invasive procedures
    • Beating-heart/off-pump bypass
    • Endoscopic vein harvesting, using a smaller incision—instead of one that runs the length of the leg—to obtain the vein used in bypass surgery
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
    • Minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery
    • Highly successful rate of valve repair compared to replacement; in fact, our experts helped pioneer techniques to maintain patients' valves
  • Cardiac-assist device implantation

Portsmouth holds considerable expertise in lung and thoracic surgery. If you need a heart transplant, we collaborate closely with other hospitals offering heart transplant surgery.