"Dr. Trento had great bedside manner and did outstanding work reconstructing my aorta while sparing my valve. Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles is a top notch hospital."
"I'm extraordinarily grateful that Dr. Trento was my surgeon. At my initial appointment, after reviewing the images I'd brought from my home hospital, he told me what he felt was the best course of action. I felt like I already knew him from the several videos about him on this site. We agreed on the decision; he disappeared to check scheduling, came back with a surgery date only two weeks hence. His bedside manner is friendly and thoughtful, although one might say he is a man of few words. But the right words. He saw my husband an daughter after the surgery and shared what was going on. He came by to see me almost every day and seemed pleased with my progress. I can't say enough good about him! And it seems at this point, two weeks out, that the results are perfect."
-- William Harrison, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 04/26/2016
"Dr. Alfred Trento saved my life. He takes his time to answer any questions that concern you. He cares for your well being.
You will leave his office knowing your in good hands."
-- Raymond Goad, Aortic Valve, Robotic Surgery, Root Replacement, 01/27/2015
"Do your research on Dr. Trento. You will find that he is the doctor you want operating on you when your life is on the line. He made me feel very comfortable during a very scary time. He made me feel like I was in good hands. I had an aortic valve sparring root replacement due to a 5.6 aortic aneurysm. It's nice to feel like you're in good hands with a doctor that you can trust with your life. That is Dr. Trento!"
-- Raymond Goad, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 01/27/2015
"First of all, we were very impressed with the staff at Cedars-Sinai as they were very capable, professional and friendly.
Dr. Trento was very business like (as I expected) but professional and spent some time talking with my wife and I which helped. The surgery went well and I'm still home recovering and will be for the next month or so. All in all, a good experience."
-- James Doyel, 09/09/2014
"It's been two weeks since my MVR for severe regurgitation and I feel great. I was told by my cardiologist that my repair was 100% successful with no leak or murmur. I am very grateful for the great outcome I achieved as a result of Dr. Trento's skill and the great care I received at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. I had my surgery Tuesday afternoon and I was discharged at 1pm on Friday."
-- Bob Glickman, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 02/18/2014
"Excellent surgical results. Dr. Trento was attentive and thorough."
-- Thomas Polinger, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 02/11/2014
"I'm nearing three months since my aortic valve was replaced. I am extremely happy with the results. I can't thank Dr. Trento and his team enough!"
-- JOSEPH GOLDBERG, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/02/2013
"Dr. Alfredo Trento is world class surgeon. I am very pleased and consider myself very fortunate to have Dr. Trento as my surgeon. Not overly talkative, but takes the time to answer any questions. High quality staff at Cedars-Sinai. Everyone was excellent."
-- Terry Beaschler, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/05/2012
"Dr Trento had great bedside manner and did outstanding work in reconstruction of my aorta and spared my valve, in addition Cedars Sinai in LA was top notch hospital!!!"
-- Jerry Andis, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, David Procedure, 03/22/2012
"Dr. Trento at Cedars-Sinai did my surgery. He and his staff were outstanding."
-- IAN BURNETT, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/30/2011
"Dr. Alfredo Trento and the staff at Cedars-Sinai were wonderful. They took amazing care of me. I went home 4 days after the surgery and back to work after 4 weeks. I resumed full activity after 3 months. It was a fantastic experience. "
-- Donald Andrew Church, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Ross Procedure, 05/10/2010
"For me, a triple by-pass accompanied the valve replacement. I've had only a minor bout with cellulitis since. I was out of the hospital within a week, and home after another week in a convalescent hospital. Dr. Alfredo Trento and his staff were attentive and supportive both before and after the operation. I've experience no further difficulties and very quickly resumed my normal activities (I'm retired). "
-- Ralph Raphelson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/22/2010
"Dr. Alfredo Trento is a highly qualified and competent surgeon. He is very pleasant and patient. He is also very attentive to all aspects of the procedure -- both before and after. His staff reflects his overall attitude. They are also very friendly and accessible."
-- Robin Hirsch, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/27/2009
"The relationship was brief - Dr. Alfredo Trento was all business and spent little time for "bedside manners". However, the fact that I'M FEELING GREAT REGARDING THE SURGERY, AND HERE I AM WRITING YOU, IS PROOF THAT HE'S DONE A GOOD JOB. BEDSIDES MANNERS WERE NOT TOO IMPORTANT TO ME. THE SURGEON'S SKILL AND EXPERIENCE IS PARAMOUNT."
-- VINCENT PRINCIPALE, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/05/2009
"Dr. Alfredo Trento was very good, to the point, confident and matter of fact. I liked him very much, he was honest and I was extremely happy with the procedure and the result. It was the Da Vinci procedure - which is through the rib cage and does not break a bone."
-- Angie Brooks, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 10/16/2008
"Dr. Alfredo Trento is head cardiac surgeon at Cedars Sinai, and I was very happy with my experience at Cedars. Dr. Trento is a man of few words, but certainly has years of experience and is highly qualified. His staff was extremely helpful and kept me informed throughout the process. "
-- Tom Burnett, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 07/21/2008
"I was told I needed total heart transplant and would be lucky if heart valve replacement surgery would work to keep me alive. Dr. Alfredo Trento studied my heart pictures for 20 minutes. When he returned, he told me he could repair part of the valve and replace less of it. I am doing fine! Dr. Trento is very professional. People come to him from all over world. Plus, many from VA hospitals -- a surgeon for all, not just the rich. Dr. Trento also works on children's hearts -- said to have magical fingers as they are smaller. Knew I was in good hands; am feeling better now than a year ago before my heart failure. After 8 months am surfing again!! I recommend Dr. Alfredo Trento highly."
-- Jerry O'Dell, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/19/2008
"Dr. Alfredo Trento was amazing. He is an expert in his field. Dr. Trento believes in getting his patients up and around as soon as possible. We think he is great. His assistant was wonderful too."
-- Michelle Basch, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/12/2008
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"Dr. Alfredo Trento is a top expert in his field. He is so experienced and knowledgeable. He will answer all of your questions and Dr. Trento has wonderful staff that is very attentive and organized. He saved my life!"
-- Rita B., Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 06/01/2007