Hello! My name is Dr. Hyde Russell and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1999. To date, I have performed approximately 800 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my congenital background. I understand the varied anatomy and complex procedures involved in the repair of congenital heart defects allows me to thoughtfully and effectively treat adults with repaired congenital defects. It has also facilitated operations in my standard adult practice with valve sparing aortic root replacement, valve repair and valve replacement. The Ross operation in particular is an elegant solution for younger patients with aortic valve disease which requires an intimate understanding of the LV outflow tract and aorta, the RV outflow tract and pulmonary artery, and the ventricular septum. My background has served me well with this operation and the many other complex clinical situations I encounter routinely.
"Dr. Russell has great bedside manner. He explained to me in detail my options and answered all of my questions. Also, he had great patience with me because I couldn't decide on the type of valve to get.
His team at Northwestern was also great. They saw me every day while I was in and addressed any questions that I may have had."
-- George Sirepisios, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 03/25/2014
"From my first meeting with Dr. Hyde Russell, he put me at ease. He takes all the time you need and answers all questions you have. He offered me to reach out at a later time -- even if I forgot something. He is very passionate about his work and a genuine, caring doctor. He was sure to visit me in the hospital and followed up to see how I was doing. Follow-up visits were very timely and overall, I would not hesitate to have him operate on me again. This is one talented surgeon who I strongly recommend for any Cardiac patient needing valve surgery."
-- Angela Bruszewski, Pulmonary Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 03/05/2013
-- Harriet Rasmussen, Aortic Valve, Ross Procedure, 08/21/2012
-- Cort Stevens, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 11/11/2011
-- Darla Greenberg, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 11/03/2011
Dr Russell is an excellent surgeon and a very good man. His post surgery visits to my hospital room were unlike any I have had as a hospital patient before or since. He came every day, sometimes twice a day, always with a unhurried, pleasant manner. The nurses also loved him because he responded so quickly to calls."
-- MJ Sarner, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/14/2009
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Hyde Russell, heart surgeon, graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1999.