About Us


Program Focus

The primary goal of our program is to tailor the surgical approach to the needs of the patient. When possible, we favor the least-invasive approach to achieve a great outcome. This will lead to a shorter hospital stay, and decreased recovery time. Our highly-skilled team will be part of your care at every step, from your first consultation to your postoperative visit.

About Dr. Geirsson

Arnar Geirsson, MD, is Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Yale. He specializes in heart valve surgery, specifically repairs of the mitral, tricuspid and aortic valves. He is a high-volume, mitral valve surgeon performing over 100 mitral valve operations annually and performing the majority of those operations robotically. He introduced robotic mitral valve repair at Yale, which currently is the only such program in New England.

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Our Team

The Robotic Mitral Valve Program is comprised of a highly-skilled team of healthcare professionals