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...

21 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 traveled from Louisiana to Cleveland for an Aortic Valve surgical evaluation by Dr. Svensson. His calm, confident manner in explaining my particular situation (severe left ventricle dilation, but no symptoms) was very reassuring. I returned to Cleveland 1 month later for the valve replacement. The surgery lasted only 34 minutes thanks to Dr Svensson's great skill, technique, and experience. I am 63 years old and now 3 weeks post-op with little to any pain (1 on 1-10 scale), walking 2-3 miles a day. I highly recommend Dr. Svensson and the Cleveland Clinic. I rate Dr Svensson's bedside manner and surgical result as A++++. I strongly feel that the travel costs to Cleveland were justified."

-- Boyd Anderson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/24/2014

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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

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

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