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Forum Name: Diseases of the Aorta

Question: Finding the top AS surgeons and hospitals in the US


 jelliott - Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:34 pm

My wife was born with Aortic Stenosis. At some point in the future, she will likely have the affected valve replaced. Naturally, we want to live near and have access to the best hospitals and particularly, the best surgeons for this particular procedure. If you have a list of these, an organization who tracks them or a URL with relevant information, please provide.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:37 pm

User avatar Dear jelliott,

Aortic valve replacement is not that difficult of a procedure and any tertiary care center such as the university of California at San Diego, at Los Angeles or at San Francisco will have very qualified surgeons who can perform aortic valve replacements with utmost efficacy.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
 jelliott - Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:50 pm

Dr Mokhtar,

Thanks for your input. Glad to hear that valve replacement is fairly easy. We are actually looking for places outside California. From the sounds of your advice, any "major" city in the US should have surgeons who can adequately perform the procedure.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:15 pm

User avatar Dear jelliott,

Don't get me wrong, aortic valve replacement is still a major open heart surgery but there is now a lot more experience and advanced surgical and anesthesia techniques with such surgeries than there was 10 (or even 5) years ago. But it is still a major surgery that has its complications.

Any major city (and some medium sized towns) in the usa should have such surgeons.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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