Dr. Hiroo Takayama, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Hiroo Takayama and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Read more...

22 Patient Reviews for Dr. Takayama

"Doctor Takayama took the time to answer any and all questions both before and after surgery. He explained what was to be done during the surgery which gave me a warm feeling. He was warm and caring both to me and my wife before and after surgery. We need more doctors like him. Surgery results were excellent."

-- Allen Galloway, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/08/2016

"Dr Takayama took the utmost care regarding my surgery. He explained each procedure and how long the recovery time will be. His team was detailed and answered any question my family and I had. He always heard any concerns I had. I would recommend Dr Takayama and their to any my friends and family."

-- Antionette SURACE, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/08/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Surgery for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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

  • Valve-sparing Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Mitral Valve Repair
  • Heart Failure Surgery, Ventricular Support and Cardiac Transplantation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Hiroo Takayama, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996.

Under the direction of Dr. Hiroo Takayama, the Aortic Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/Columbia) includes a multidisciplinary group of doctors dedicated to the medical and surgical management of complex aortic disease.

Dr. Takayama offers expertise in all types of acute and chronic aortic problems including:

* Aortic root reconstruction
* Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
* Aortic valve repair
* Thoracic aortic aneurysms
* Aortic dissection
* Mechanical and biological valve conduits
* Minimally invasive methods of aneurysm repair

At NYPH/Columbia's Aortic Surgery Program, we offer cutting-edge surgical care for both elective and emergency aortic procedures. We are actively researching the causes of, and new treatment alternatives for, serious aortic disease. We offer long-term follow up care, particularly for patients with residual dissections or connective tissue disorders.

Dr. Hiroo Takayama

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
(866) 306-8582

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