Hello! My name is Dr. Junaid Khan and I am a heart surgeon having graduated from UCLA in 1989. To date, I have performed approximately thousands of cardiac surgeries, of which several thousand involved heart valve procedures. I perform surgery at hospitals including Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
"I was apprehensive at first but soon-after I realized I was with very professional folks that would handle my procedure. I was shown a video two days prior to my surgery that explained the entire procedure and what to expect after surgery. This video helped put my utmost trust in the doctors and nurses that would be part of the procedure. Several weeks prior to the surgery, I had various testing -- from cat scans to angiograms and a few other minor testing. When you realize the depth of the testing you begin to get your confidence lifted and your anticipation is starting to subside. I put my trust in my Faith and the professionals that would be doing the procedure and was very, very pleased with the outcome. I started my recovery by walking the hallway in at Alta Bates Summit and continued my short walks after I was released from the hospital. I felt this was a big help as well to my recovery. Thank you very much Dr. Junaid Khan and all the fine folks that took part in my surgery. "
"The surgery was done expertly. I had a very fast recovery with minimal amount of pain. I highly recommend Dr. Junaid Khan, MD to anybody contemplating having heart surgery. The nurses were very good at the hospital and office staff were wonderful as well. Overall, we think Dr. Khan is an excellent doctor and did and excellent job. "
"I did not know about Dr. Khan until we were introduced through Dr. Yoon, our cardiologist. We then met and spoke with Dr. Khan and staff and from then on we got associated and started to communicate and understand what was going to happen. Once Dr. Khan explained the operation, we were anxious of what was to come. The surgery was postponed due to Dr. Khan needing to make sure the surgery would be successful. Dr. Khan wanted to make sure my wife was free of bad bacteria which was why the surgery was postponed. We trust Dr. Khan for making that decision and for what he is doing to make sure the operation is a success. When the time came after everything was all cleared, Dr. Khan did the operation. It was a very successful one. It was supposed to be 4-6 hours. However, I do believe it only took a little over 2 hours. The news was brought to me that her heart is strong and that the surgery was a successful operation. She was taken to CPU to recover. I received more news that she was going to be released in 4 to 5 days rather than 2 weeks. Everything went according to schedule. The doctor and the hospital staff were all working together for the benefit of the patient, and I am very grateful that they did a very good job and all I can say is I thank you for taking care of my wife. I trust Dr. Khan and his staff for doing a good job. - Frank, Husband"
"Dr. Khan is a wonderful surgeon. He is very informative and reassuring. When I first met him, I felt very confident of his abilities as my surgeon. In the future, I would definitely recommend him to family members and friends."
"Doctor Khan provided excellent care and compassion."
"So fortunate to live in the same city as this amazing surgeon. Can't say enough good things about this man. My heart is great now."
"I had a prolapsed mitral valve with significant regurgitation for 17 years, and was asymptomatic until this June. After a bout of atrial fibrillation, my cardiologist recommended repair/replacement surgery. He also recommended Dr. Junaid Khan as a very experienced surgeon, with extensive expertise in valve repair and minimally invasive techniques. I was fortunate to have a successful repair via the port access procedure, followed by a quick recovery. The minimally invasive approach certainly eased my recovery dramatically. I was walking 6-8 miles a day the first week. I started working and resuming more vigorous exercise within 5 weeks. Dr. Khan also performed a Maze procedure to control future arrhythmia, and I have been in stable rhythm for 4 weeks. Dr. Junaid Khan has assembled an excellent team at Alta Bates Summit, and their level of professionalism made me feel very confident that I was in good hands. In addition, their care and recommendations post-surgery have been very helpful, and were very important to my recovery. My wife and I are very happy that my surgery was performed here on the west coast with Dr. Khan, and we highly recommend him."
"My experience with Dr. Junaid Khan has been very good. He and his team are exemplary. All of the professional staff at Alta-Bates Summit have been outstanding as well. I can truly put my trust in the outstanding team of doctors. My recovery rate is very good and quick. I feel just wonderful after three and one half weeks after surgery. I was actually walking the day after my surgery. "
"Dr. Khan and his fantastic team successfully replaced my aortic valve through open heart surgery on May 25, 2011. Five years prior, I had a 4-way bypass with a rough recovery. My cardiologist informed me I was in the beginning stages of congestive heart failure due to my failing aortic valve. We discussed my options. I have to admit, at 83, I am not afraid of dying. However, the quality of life I would have had without the surgery was not something I was willing to put myself or family through. I was referred to Dr. Junaid Khan. He was very a informative and caring doctor. At age 83, I was not excited to do this again but agreed to a second open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve. In hindsight, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! To my pleasant surprise I have experienced very little pain and my recovery has been much easy and fast. From the first days after surgery, I was able to feel the benefits of my new valve. Five weeks after surgery, I am walking, with occasional help from a cane. I use a walker now only if I get up at night as a precaution (better safe than sorry). I am walking up and down 17 stairs daily to my bedroom and stairs outside for walks. I am eating well and even prepare some of my meals as I continue to get stronger. I still get a little fatigued but that is improving daily. I recommend Dr. Khan and his team highly to anyone needing heart surgery. Dr. Khan is an excellent surgeon! He and his team have made this procedure as comfortable for me as possible, for that I am grateful. But most of all, had I not done this surgery the quality of my life would have become unbearable. My family and I can not say THANK YOU enough to Dr. Khan and his team for giving me back the quality of life I once knew and am now able to once again enjoy! "
"I had a very good experience with Dr. Junaid Khan and the medical team at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. I wish I had the procedure earlier. It has only been one month and I already feel better then before the operation. Thanks to Dr. Khan!"
"Every aspect of the entire procedure went just fine -- Thanks to Dr. Junaid Khan. I knew what to expect,all the people, surgeons, nurses, ICU, office staff were super and the operation went even better than we had anticipated. It's been 3 weeks post operation and though I feel a bit pooped, I feel fine and am getting stronger every day."
"Dr. Junaid Khan was very professional and a excellent surgeon. His bedside manners was very good and caring. I am very happy and would recommend his services and staff any time to anybody."
"As an emergency patient, Dr. Junaid Khan fit me into his surgical schedule. It took just 4 days for him to diagnose my problem, complete the appropriate testing and operate on me. I was quite impressed with his expertise on this type of surgery and also was happy that he performed a portal surgical operation. He explained everything to my family and me in detail, but was optimistic that my outcome would be excellent. I left the hospital 2 days after surgery and feel great! It has been almost 3 weeks post op and I am back at work and walking 5 miles a day, thanks to Dr. Khan!"
"Dr. Junaid Khan is an outstanding surgeon. His technical wizardry in replacing my aortic valve with a minimally invasive procedure was simply amazing. He is a likable and emphasitic health care provider and his support staff are simply wonderful."
"Dr. Junaid Khan was great. He let me know about the benefits and risks associated with the procedure. He has a very confident manner that made me as relaxed as possible. The results have been great the portal access procedure enabled me to get back to my life in weeks not months. I was out of the hospital after 3 nights and back to work full time after 5 weeks."
"Dr. Junaid Khan is an excellent technical surgeon who performs many valve repairs and replacements each year, but he is not a 'care giver.' If you choose him you will deal with his excellent staff and the staff of the hospital, but face to face contact will be limited to a 15 min Q & A session that will ONLY be about the FACTS of your case, not you and one 10 min visit post op. I met other patients of his in cardiac rehab and all commented that while his skills are great, his bedside manner is abrupt at best. On the upside 6 mos later I have NO regurgitation, I feel great and a scar you can barely see."
"How do I begin? There are so many great things I can say about Dr. Junaid Khan. I had been seeing different doctors for over 5 years but nobody could tell me what was wrong until I met Dr. Khan. He was able to diagnose my problem and explain to me why I needed to have surgery. I was scared and felt lost but Dr. Khan helped calm my fears. I went through the procedure with flying colors and was up walking in the halls the next day. I had a speedy recovery, I feel better and I am doing fine. I am so glad that Dr. Khan healed my sickness and repaired my heart. Dr. Khan will always have a special place in my heart. "
"For the last ten years I have had a condition where any exertion such as going upstairs, walking 100 yards, etc., caused shortness of breath. This condition was getting worse to the point that it curtailed most of my activities. I was referred to Dr. Junaid Khan, a cardiac surgeon, who has developed a new procedure for an aortic valve replacement that is less invasive than previous methods. Some of my family questioned whether at my age, 91 years, I was too old for such a procedure.. The operation was less than 3 hours, the next day I was walking the halls of the hospital, home in 4 days; and driving my car and resuming most normal activities in 20 days. My family, friends and I are very pleased with how Dr. Khan and his talented staff gave me back my breath. I am glad I had the surgery. "
"Not a day goes by when I am out riding my bike, playing drums, or running up stairs that I don't say outloud, Thank You Dr. Junaid Khan! I still can't believe I had heart surgery on September 15th and was traveling in Cambodia on December 16th. Every day I say a prayer for you. Thank you for giving me 50 more years! "
"Dr. Junaid Khan was awesome!! The scar is barely visible and his bedside manner was great. I am more than happy with the result. It is due to his surgical expertise that I did not need a replacement valve, as he was able to repair the valve."
"My cardiologist recommended Dr. Junaid Khan because of his expertise in minimally invasive heart surgery. I met with Dr. Khan and found him knowledgeable, caring and considerate. He took all the time needed to calm my fears and those of my family, and answered all our questions clearly and patiently. His team is wonderful and his skill impressive. He replaced my damaged atrial valve and left me with only a small scar. I recovered quickly and was ready for discharge in three days. Dr. Khan visited me on the recovery ward and listened patiently to everything I wanted to tell him. In my eyes, he is a consummate professional. I felt completely safe in his hands, and remain grateful for his talents and his care. "
"I was 75 when Dr. Junaid Khan did my valve replacement. I chose the Port Access method in spite of my nephew's (heart surgeon) objection. My recovery was quick & painless. I had a shower on the third day and I was up and about very soon after. I returned home & traveled across the world within 6 months. Thanks to Dr. Khan, my valve & health are good (now 82). I recommend Dr. to anyone at anytime."
My cardiac specialties include:
- Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
- Mitral valve repair
- Aortic valve replacement
Relative to heart valve surgery, I have the following clinical interests:
- Surgical outcomes and data analysis
"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is that I have assembled an exemplary team of cardiac anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and nurses; all who make it possible for me to deliver expert minimally invasive valve surgery. "
Dr. Junaid Khan, heart surgeon, graduated from UCLA in 1989.
I have relationships with several insurance providers including:
3300 Webster #500
Oakland, CA 94609
888-243-3970 A map of our clinic is provided below.