Dr. Junaid Khan, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Junaid Khan and I am a cardiac 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 regularly perform surgery at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Read more...

26 Patient Reviews for Dr. Khan

"To my pleasant surprise, I have experienced very little pain and my recovery has been much faster than expected. This is my 2nd open heart surgery. Thanks Dr. Khan!"

-- Mildred Burns, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/25/2011

"He is very careful, conservative, & better than good. He is a perfectionist. He did not spend a lot of time with me at any time but he did a hard job perfect. It is what he calls a "redo". I had bypass surgery 15 years earlier. This will be my second time being opened & scar tissue can be tough to work with. His staff was always there. His staff is very smart & sympathetic & patient. I get the idea that it a "team" effort. To start with he said he'd go to a meeting where the decision would be made on how to proceed. They (not me) had 2 choices. Second: someone used the word "team". I HATE that word when Target or a fast food restaurant uses it. I think it is very appropriate with him. He had 4 or more nurses with us when he spoke with me & my wife. I asked what his statistics were & he replied that I had a 5% chance of death & an additional 7% chance of a complication (stroke, need another bypass - I presume as my artery may be damaged, etc). That is hard to swallow. He also said that I had a 50% chance of death in 12-18 months if I did not do it. Of course I was afraid & scared. He postponed my surgery when he didn't like one of my test results.

My cardiologist said that some surgeons will not do a "redo" & some will try regardless & others have a lot of confidence in themselves. I believe that Dr. Khan has a lot of confidence in himself. If you are facing this surgery, you could be one of the unlucky ones. Of course if I was one of the unlucky ones, I wouldn't be completing this survey. I told my wife that unless there was gross negligence (like leaving a scissor inside of me), I did not want any lawsuit for a mistake. He is only human. I had confidence that I had the best possible & I was ready for the consequences.

Last I want to talk about my original symptoms. I would wake up with a sharp mind. As the day would proceed I'd begin to lose my ability to focus my thinking. I also would have angina with maybe 5 blocks of walking. In my case my cardiologist said it "could" be due to my heart murmur (leaking heart valve). I was convinced that it was. As time passed my cardiologist came to side with me. Symptoms are not always the same & your symptoms could or even probably would be different. I am in week 3 after surgery tomorrow. I am walking at a fast (for my condition) pace up hills. Before surgery I positively would be feeling angina. I am angina free! To me, the results are everything. I was always comfortable with his staff. I saw them a lot in the hospital. They are INTERESTED & COMFORTING.

I have a new lease on life. I can see me swimming again. I've been afraid to venture too far from shore as I had been afraid that angina may prevent me from swimming back to shore. I also see me riding a bicycle again.

I would recommend Dr. Khan & his staff to anyone facing any kind of heart surgery. I will state it differently. I would go out of my way to have him be my surgeon. Just be prepared for the worst. I got as many of my affairs in order as I could. Fortunately I didn't need to."

-- Alan Holm, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/06/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic valve replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Surgical outcomes and data analysis

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Junaid Khan, heart surgeon, graduated from UCLA in 1989.

Dr. Junaid Khan

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
3300 Webster #500
Oakland, CA 94609
888-243-3970

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