Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 1,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Minneapolis Heart Institute. Read more...

1 Patient Review for Dr. Farivar

"Dr. Farivar has an extensive background and is currently the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Right from my initial appointment, Dr. Farivar was very easy going and personable. He took the time to discuss, in detail, my situation and my options with myself and my husband and proceeded to answer all of our questions and concerns.

Specializing in minimally invasive surgery, I felt confident in Dr. Farivar to proceed with this recommendation for me. All went as planned, and I have a beautiful (almost invisible) scar - even after just 6 weeks! During my recovery at the hospital, he checked in on me often (in person) to ensure all was going well.

Dr. Farivar is very easy to talk to and made me feel like I wasn't just another patient. Even at my one month follow-up appointment, he took the time to answer any outstanding concerns or questions to make sure I would get the most success out of my recovery and back to a normal, healthy life. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Twin Cities (or surrounding) areas!"

-- Tammi Gunwall, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 01/07/2015

My Specialities & Interests

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

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

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

  • Minimally invasive surgery including TAVR and robotics
  • Under-treated aortic stenosis
  • Re-operative surgery, octogenerian surgery and bloodless cardiac surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar, heart surgeon, graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1998.

After medical school, Dr. Farivar completed residencies at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

During his 17-year career, Dr. Farivar has received several acknowledgements and awards including the Castle Connolly Top Doctors honor in 2011.

Dr. Farivar is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
920 E. 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 328-9487

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