Hello! My name is Dr. Jeffrey Swanson and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Montpellier, France in 1977. To date, I have performed approximately 7,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Providence St Vincent Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is experience-based, intelligent, individualized judgement appropriately tailored to each patient prior to, during, and after their surgical intervention.
"Dr. Swanson is fantastic. He came to visit me every night after my heart valve surgery. "
-- Theresa LoMonaco, heart valve surgery patient
"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
-- Irene Boone, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 11/09/2012
-- Mark Hatleli, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 09/07/2012
-- Carles Pont, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 12/03/2010
-- Steven Sherry, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 05/04/2010
-- Geza Bosze, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/22/2010
-- Louie Peckham, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/11/2009
-- Kerrigan Gray, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/19/2009
-- Don Knapp, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/19/2005
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. Jeffrey Swanson, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Montpellier, France in 1977.