Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Marc Gerdisch and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Franciscan St. Francis Health, Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center, and Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center. Read more...

73 Patient Reviews for Dr. Gerdisch

"Dr. Marc Gerdisch’s bedside manner was impeccable. All of my questions were answered before and after my mitral valve repair."

-- Angie Gregory, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 02/10/2012

"I'm a 53-year old male, heavy duty truck mechanic, with Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, and a few other problems. My new family doctor recommended Dr. Gerdisch. I have known about my deteriorating bicuspid heart valve for about a year and a half. I have enough body aches and pains that I did not want to get the surgery done due to that they split your chest open. My family doctor asked me just to see the surgeon and talk with him.

Let me tell you that I am really glad I did go talk to Dr. Marc Gerdisch. He said there were three ways to do the surgery. First, a full chest split. Second, a partial chest split. Third, a newer type surgery a 3” to 4” incision on the right side, using special tools they can go in and replace it. But, it all depends on the results of the CT scan. My result came back came back with the right location of the heart valve.

I was concerned about time off from work. He said with this procedure anywhere from a month to three months depending how your body heals. After the surgery I was in the hospital 5 days. The last day or two was trying to get my blood (INR) at the right level. The entire operation went great. I remember going into the operating and that was it.

I am very thankful that I listened to my primary care physician and that he recommended Dr. Gerdisch. There are not enough nice and great things I can say about Dr. Gerdisch. He is down to Earth and was easy to talk to. You just get that comfortable feeling like you have known him forever when talking to him. I went into the operation with 100% confidence that everything was going to be ok. It’s just the way Dr. Gerdisch and his staff make you feel. It seems like everyone has heard of him and nothing but positive things to said about him. Even medical personal from other hospitals have heard of him and had nothing but good things to say about him. Whether you are from Indiana or Florida, California, Alaska, Maine or wherever don’t do it without seeing Dr Gerdisch. Google his name and read about him. It’s been seven weeks and I’m doing great just waiting to get clearance from D.O.T then I’m back to work. In a brief closing statement. This new type surgery is the way to go. Not much pain after and a shorter down time. Dr Marc Gerdisch Thank you!"

-- Brian Brown, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/28/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Mitral valve repair and reconstruction
  • Aortic valve and root surgery
  • Complex multi-valve and redo operations

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

  • Cardiac tissue regeneration
  • Next generation heart valves
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Marc Gerdisch, heart surgeon, graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1987.

Dr. Marc Gerdisch is the Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at St. Francis Heart Center and the Surgical Director of the Heart Valve Center at Franciscan St. Francis Health. Dr. Marc Gerdisch is an independent physician with Cardiac Surgery Associates, who chooses to practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health.

Dr. Marc Gerdisch

Franciscan St. Francis Health
5255 East Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(866) 306-6530

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