Dr. Gosta Pettersson, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Gosta Pettersson and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Gothenburg University - Sweden in 1971. To date, I have performed approximately 15,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...

11 Patient Reviews for Dr. Pettersson

"Dr. Pettersson replaced my old heart valve replacement and repaired a third one. This was my 7th heart surgery."

-- Jeff Peters, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 02/15/2016

"Dr Pettersson exudes a brilliance and charisma that patients can only pray for from their surgeon. I was what is called a "re-do" from a prior surgery with another surgeon that had poor results.

I did so much research on Dr Pettersson that from our first handshake I knew I was in the best of hands. He is a perfectionist. The staff and nurses provided me with absolute quality care.

Thank you Dr Pettersson and the Cleveland Clinic for giving me back the wonderful life I am enjoying now 2 years post op!"

-- Kathy Lee, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/20/2012

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Surgery,
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Preservation (including remodeling and reimplantation) and Replacement (including homograft and Ross Procedure
  • Surgical treatment of patients with endocarditis

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Complex Operations - with Emphasis on Reoperations
  • Aortic Vale and Root Procedures with Emphasis on Valve Repair and Sparing Procedures
  • Endocarditis, right ventricular function, adult congenital heart disease

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Gosta Pettersson, heart surgeon, graduated from Gothenburg University - Sweden in 1971.

After medical school, Dr. Pettersson completed a Thoracic Surgery Residency in 1981. In addition to being board certified in the United States, Dr. Pettersson is also certified by the European Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons for Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.

During his career, Dr. Pettersson has received many acknowledgements, awards and special credentials including:

* 2013 - Master Clinician Award, Cleveland Clinic, Innovations & Patents, bronchial artery revascularization in lung transplantation
* 2010 – Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
* 2007 - Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower and Family Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Research, Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute
* Honorary Member, Finnish Surgical Society
* Honorary Member, Lithuanian Thoracic Surgery Society
* Honorary Member, Romanian Scientific Society
* Bruce Hubbard Steward Award for Humanistic Medicine

Dr. Gosta Pettersson

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
(888) 470-4836

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