"Dr. Swanson is fantastic. He came to visit me every night after my heart valve surgery. "
"My cardiologist said I was fortunate that Dr. Swanson was available to repair my mitral valve. He was right. Great surgeon, great cardiac team, and great hospital. I have had a rapid, uneventful recovery and am back to normal activity."
-- Jerry Woods, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/17/2015
"Jeff Swanson is a consumate surgeon. He is a character and a friend to his patients. He has a stellar staff who really know what do do and when to do it. I was nervous.. I was concerned about being 80 years old. I didn't need to be. Providence took care of me wonderfully and I recommend them highly. Did I mention this great team saved my life??
-- Ron Nelson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/31/2015
"Dr. Swanson is an excellent surgeon and a great human being. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I research all the surgical teams in the region and it was clear he is the best for mitral valve repair. Dr. Swanson trained with Carpentier, the guy who mostly invented modern mitral valve repair techniques. His recommendations from colleagues were sterling. One retired cardiologist I found called him "an inspired surgeon." Dr. Swanson does a very high volume of these repairs. His technical skill, knowledge, patience, and bedside manner are all as good as you're going to get. My outcomes were fantastic. I got a good repair and less than a year later am back to carrying my children and running 10+ miles. I feel better than I did before this repair. "
-- Jason Lathrop, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 04/06/2015
"I recently completed aortic valve replacement and my cardiac surgeon was Dr. Jeffery Swanson of Portland Oregon. Yesterday, I completed my month checkup and I have had no problems and am making an excellent recovery. I had many questions before surgery and Dr. Swanson answered each and every question regarding the process and the procedures. He is assuring without sugar coating.
I knew exactly what to expect. He was reassuring to me and my family on the day of surgery. He visited me daily in the hospital and I was home within 5 days. I highly recommend Dr. Swanson as one of the outstanding cardiac surgeons in the Pacific Northwest if not the United States. "
-- Fran Gratchner, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/17/2015
"Despite my weight and other health issues, Dr. Swanson said "all would be well" and it was. Three plus years later I'm 100 lbs lighter and still "tickin' ". He was the best part of the experience, and I look forward to many years that his skill has made possible for me. "
-- Bill Bard, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/25/2013
"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson explained the surgery in detail and put me at ease -- since I was very anxious. He visited me daily while in the hospital. The follow- up visits were excellent. Dr. Swanson and his staff were very willing to answer questions."
-- Irene Boone, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 11/09/2012
"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson is a wonderful, top notch surgeon. His bedside manner is awesome. The results have been wonderful and his office is also very responsive to any questions. He has several PAs and a RN that also are available for questions and help if Dr. Swanson is in surgery. His receptionist is very professional and always gets the message to the correct person to return calls to you if they are out of the office."
-- Mark Hatleli, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 09/07/2012
"I had 6 months to research different kinds of valve replacement approaches. My first visit with Dr. Swanson was not what I expected. However, I went full circle and decided to go with his suggested surgery. I was 39 at the time of my surgery and I wanted to avoid the full sternotomy. Dr. Jeffrey Swanson performed it and I have to say that this was the way to go. I am extremely happy with his bedside manner and the result of my surgery. My surgery was done in 2.5 hours and was walking the next day. All what he told me about the post-op process was true. I was having dinner with friends 8 days after the surgery. Hitting balls and playing my first nine holes 8-9 weeks after the surgery. However, keep in mind I was 39. He just performed the same surgery in my wife's aunt and it's been also great. She's 70 and she was out of the hospital in less than a week. If you live close to Portland, Dr. Swanson is the guy."
-- Carles Pont, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 12/03/2010
"Portland, Oregon's top Cardiovascular surgeon and I have to agree.
-- Steven Sherry, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 05/04/2010
"Great bedside manner! Great results! I highly recommend Dr. Jeffrey Swanson."
-- Geza Bosze, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/22/2010
"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson always had time to explain things -- as if I was his only patient. Its been only 9 days since surgery and recovering great."
-- Louie Peckham, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/11/2009
"Dr. Swanson is an excellent surgeon with over 3,000 valve replacement accomplished over his career. Straight shooter, great caring manner. Surgery also included replacement of ascending aorta as well as new valve and was over in 3 1/2 hours. Home on the 5th day following surgery and recovering well."
-- Kerrigan Gray, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/19/2009
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"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson has a great bedside manner and I am very happy with the results."
-- Don Knapp, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/19/2005