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BGMC/GVI Earns Highest Three-Star Rating from STS for Cardiac Surgery

Updated: 6/3/2022

Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in the most recent cardiac surgery database.*

The three-star rating, which denotes the highest quality outcomes, places BGMC/GVI among the leading teams for AVR (aortic valve replacement), CABG (coronary artery bypass graft), and AVR+CABG surgeries.

Historically, only a very few cardiac surgery centers nationwide achieve this distinction. Between 4-8 percent of participants receive the STS three-star rating for AVR, 20 percent for CABG, and 4-7 percent for AVR+CABG.

The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) is the world's premier clinical outcomes registry for adult cardiac surgery, which includes more than 1085 participating centers, representing 90-95 percent of current US-based adult cardiac surgery hospitals.

*Based on most recent STS public reporting from July 2018-June 2021