Michael Coady MD

The Art of Surgery

How a mastery of performance connects one doctor's passion for music with his gift for saving lives.

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About Dr. Coady

With over 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and more than 4,000 successful surgeries performed, Dr. Coady is one of the top heart surgeons in the Greater New York area.

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Dr. Michael Coady

Patient Stories

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Aortic Valve Replacement

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Aortic Valve Replacement

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Aortic Dissection Repair

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Ruptured Aortic Dissection Repair

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"I was completely convinced that I was in the right hands. He's an honest and gentle man. I can't say enough about him."



Through his surgical residency at Yale University and cardiothoracic surgical residency at Stanford University, Dr. Coady was trained by some of the best surgeons in the world. He specializes in adult open heart surgery, with deep expertise in these procedures:

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

A bypass is needed when the coronary arteries become too narrow for blood to pass through, depriving the heart of oxygen and nutrients. The affected arteries are bypassed using an artery from the chest cavity, or a piece of healthy vein from the leg.

Aortic Valve Replacement

The aortic valve allows oxygenated blood to exit the heart and enter the aorta, the body's largest artery. When this valve leaks or becomes blocked, it can be replaced with an artificial valve to restore normal blood circulation to the body.

Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement

The mitral valve allows freshly oxygenated blood to move through the chambers of the heart efficiently. Like the aortic valve, the mitral valve can leak or become blocked due to disease; however, it’s often possible to repair the mitral valve, preventing the need for replacement.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms & Dissections

A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs due to weakening of the wall of the aorta—the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. Surgery is performed to replace the weakened tissue before it tears ("dissects") or ruptures, causing a surgical emergency.

Ablation Procedures for Cardiac Arrhythmias

Cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) can occur when healthy electrical signals traveling through the heart are disrupted. To create clearer electrical pathways, extreme heat is precisely applied to produce scar tissue on the heart, preventing the interference of unusual electrical impulses.

Other Procedures

Other surgical expertise includes excision of cardiac tumors, heart transplantation, ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), and tricuspid valve repairs and replacements.

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Patient Roundtable

Three former patients meet to share their experiences as recipients of life-saving heart surgery. Watch the video to hear their thoughts on the importance of Dr. Coady's optimism, the process of recovery, and the impact their treatment had on the quality of their lives.

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Patient Reunion

A reunion that’s all about the heart. Recently, 120 of Dr. Coady’s former open-heart patients came together to celebrate their new lives. Patients had the opportunity to share stories, connect with one another, and reunite with friends who were part of their journey.

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