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 2358 (average 317/year; through 2009 since at Cleveland Clinic) cardiac surgeries, of which 1,635 (average 204/year; through 2009 since at Cleveland Clinic) involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...

22 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

"I live in Northwest Florida. After much research, I decided to have my surgery done by Dr. Lars Svensson at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the best decision I have ever made. I was thrilled when his assistant told me that he had reviewed my records (the day he received them I might add!) and was willing to do the surgery.

I needed surgery to replace my aortic valve and remove an ascending aortic aneurysm. Dr. Svensson planned my surgery perfectly. I arrived on Saturday, February 14, was tested February 16 and 17, and met with Dr. Svensson on February 18, 2015, the day before my surgery. Dr. Svensson did a great job explaining everything to me, was very personable, and made me very confident going into the surgery. The surgery and my experiences in ICU and the step-down room were just incredible. It came as no surprise to me when I learned after the surgery that Dr. Svensson was made the chairman of the heart and vascular institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Based upon my personal experience, he certainly deserves that honor. My recovery has been outstanding.

At 9 weeks post-op, I was released to go back to work without restrictions of any kind. Had my appointment been earlier, I know I would have been released at that time. I have no physical restrictions other than lifting hundreds of pounds. My cardiologist and internist were literally thrilled with the outcome. I whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Svensson."

-- Gordon Rahmes, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 02/19/2015

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Aortic Valve Repair, Biscupid Valve Repair, Cardio-Aortic and Aortic Surgery
  • Combined Valve and Aneurysm Surgery, David Reimplantation Operation
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral and Aortic Valve Surgery

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.

Dr. Lars Svensson

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9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
(866) 306-6399

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