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...

23 Patient Reviews for Dr. Takayama

"I am very satisfied. The surgery was a great success and even the sutures were neatly done! Dr. Takayama is a top professional and I would recommend him wholeheartedly."

-- Alex P., Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/13/2016

"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

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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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