Dr. Husam Balkhy, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Husam Balkhy and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from KAU College of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,800 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Chicago Medicine. Read more...

26 Patient Reviews for Dr. Balkhy

"Excellent is the best word that I can think of to describe my treatment by Dr. Balkhy."

-- Joe Gimbel, heart valve surgery patient

"I am extremely pleased with Dr. Balkhy and his team. They were easy to communicate with, responsive to my questions both pre- and post-surgery, and each member of the team seemed genuinely interested in understanding my wishes and helping me feel comfortable about my options and my choices. As Dr. Balkhy indicated was likely, I spent one night in the ICU, another in the step down unit, then went home with no restrictions except driving for one week. While I was recovering my strength at home, the nurse practitioners responded to my questions promptly and helpfully, and by the 3-week point, I was feeling like myself again. I am grateful that robotic (minimally invasive) surgery was available to solve my atrial fibrilation problem (which could not be resolved by ablation) and the problem of my mitral valve, which had been leaking for decades.

I am also very grateful that Dr. Balkhy and his team were there for me and that I did not have to resort to a more invasive procedure, such as open-heart surgery. I give the highest marks to this outstanding team and to the University of Chicago hospital. "

-- Fay Clayton, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, Maze Procedure, 12/14/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Robotic cardiac surgery including mitral valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation treatment

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

  • Robotic cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • Totally endoscopic coronary surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Husam Balkhy, heart surgeon, graduated from KAU College of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1987.

Dr. Balkhy completed his General Surgery Residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1994. He then completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Lahey Clinic in 1995 and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1997.

In addition to being board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Balkhy was awarded the Spirit of Caring in Health Innovation Award by Community Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Husam Balkhy

University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
(888) 867-4950

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