Dr. Lars Svensson, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Lars Svensson and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Witwatersrand Faculty of Medicine - Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978. To date, I have performed approximately over 10,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...

24 Patient Reviews for Dr. Svensson

"Dr. Lars Svensson and Cleveland Clinic took great care of me during my bicuspid aortic valve replacement surgery!"

-- Connie Taylor, heart valve surgery patient

"My original surgery was for a Aortic valve replacement, Dr. Svensson was able to repair my Bicuspid Valve. It has been 3 months since my surgery and I feel great! "

-- Daniel Conrad, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 08/19/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Aortic valve surgery, complex aorta surgery, endovascular treatment
  • Heart surgery for patients with Marfan syndrome
  • Modified David's reimplantation procedure, alternative access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

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

  • Protection of the brain during cardiovascular surgery
  • Minimally invasive and percutaneous valve surgery
  • Aortic including biscupid valve repair and aorta surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Lars Svensson, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Witwatersrand Faculty of Medicine - Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978.

After medical school, Dr. Svensson completed a General Surgery Residency at Johannesburg General Hospital in 1986. Then, Dr. Svensson completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery in 1987. Next, Dr. Svensson completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship in 1989 and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency in 1991 at Baylor College of Medicine.

In addition to being board certified in the United States, Dr. Svensson is also board certified for Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Canada and General Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Canada.

During his career, Dr. Svensson has received several awards, acknowledgements and special credentials including:.

* 2013, National Marfan Foundation, Hero with a Heart Award
* 2008, King James IV Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
* 2007, Second Place, Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Innovations of 2007
* 2000, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
* 1999, Top Doctors
* 1997, Who’s Who in Medicine
* 1997, Who’s Who in the World
* 1996, Who's Who in America
* 1996, Who's Who in Science and Engineering
* 1996-1998, Lahey Clinic Neurocognitive Research Grant
* 1994, Dana Fund Research Fellowship
* 1993, Lahey Clinic Research Grant
* 1992, Director's Award for Professional Leadership, Houston V.A.M.C
* 1992, V.A. Rag Research Fund Award
* 1991, DeBakey Heart Fund Research Award

Dr. Lars Svensson

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