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...

23 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 contacted Dr. Balkhy after being diagnosed with severe mitral valve regurgitation and an episode of atrial fibrillation. He and his team repaired the mitral valve and performed a modified Maze procedure to prevent a fib, all by robotic surgery through small chest incisions. I was able to leave the University of Chicago Medical Center after two days and continue my recovery at home.

Dr. Balkhy and his team have been considerate and caring throughout my hospital stay and follow up appointments. They have my highest recommendation for heart valve surgery."

-- Joseph Corns, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, Maze Procedure, 09/26/2016

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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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