Hello! My name is Dr. Steven Bolling and I am a heart surgeon having graduated from University of Michigan in 1979. To date, I have performed approximately 7,500 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 5,000 involved heart valve operations. I perform surgery at The Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan.
"Dr. Bolling is an amazing surgeon. He repaired my mitral valve 3 weeks ago. I interviewed 3 surgeons in the midwest from 3 large valve centers before deciding on Dr. Bolling. I had severe leaking of my mitral valve, however, I had no symptoms. Dr. Bolling was the most helpful in educating me on my condition and helped me to understand why it was so important to correct my valve now rather than wait for symptoms to appear. He pointed me to several publications to help with my decision. There was also a very good article in AARP magazine that rated the top hospitals in the country for safety by the www.leapfroggroup.org. University of Michigan was rated A+. Dr. Bolling and his team were professional, upbeat, and made me feel that they were concerned about "me" and not just patient number 123. They are the best!"
"Dr. Bolling promised to give me my life back. Dr Bolling and his exceptional staff at the University of Michigan delivered on their promise. Excellent surgeon, unique individual. "
"Having been cared for and treated by Dr. Steven Bolling, MD and the University of Michigan, I am convinced seeking him out was the best decision I have made with regard to my mitral valve repair."
"I highly recommend Doctor Steven Bolling. He is very confident and tells it like it is. I had surgery for severe mitral regurgitation on Friday morning and was on my way home Monday afternoon. His team at University of Michigan is phenomenal."
"I am a 3rd time open heart patient with a pacemaker, (because of 3rd degree heart block)! I had my first two open heart surgeries when I was 8 and 15 years old! Because of the difficulty of this being my 3rd open heart surgery, and all of my other heart problems, (such as heart arrhythmia, damage done to my tricuspid valve, and 3rd degree heart block) there were only 3 surgeons in the country that could do my surgery! Dr. Steven Bolling was one of them! He was very upfront and forthcoming with me about the whole procedure! Made me feel very at ease, and answered all of my questions, no matter how trivial! He was also honest about the seriousness and risk involved with my particular procedure! He showed me the different mitral valves available, showed me the benefits of each one, told me why he implanted a particular one more than others, said I should take my time do some research on my own and then make my own decision as to which one I wanted him to implant!!! I am fortunate to have a brother and sister-in-law who are both very smart doctors to help me with my decision! So I decided to go with his recommendation of a pigs valve, (he tried a bovine valve, but it was to large)! And I do not have any regrets, at all! They've done all they can do to my heart now, (I have A-fib) They've done every type of ablation including the "Maze Procedure"! The only thing left is a heart transplant!!! All things being said, (except for the A-fib) my heart is in pretty good condition, thanks to the cardiac care doctors at the University of Michigan!!! And Especially thanks to Dr. Steven Bolling, who did my 3rd open heart surgery!!!"
"I traveled from Minneapolis to Ann Arbor to have Dr. Bolling perform my mitral/tricuspid valve repair. My case was complicated by Stage IV heart failure as a result of dilated cardiomyopathy. Doctor Bolling is a well-published expert in these situations. My surgical experience and outcome was stellar. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Bolling, his staff, and those at the University of Michigan. No one should hesitate if they're doing your surgery."
"Dr. Bolling was a 10 out of 10 as was the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Surgical skill and post-op could not be better. Highly recommended."
"Dr. Steven Bolling is the most incredible Mitral Valve Surgeon - from the first moment we met him. He diagnosed and told us exactly what would happen, how long my husband would be off work and his total recovery time. He was right on in everything he said. We loved him and would recommend him to everyone and anyone. He has great bedside manner, the University of Michigan Cardiac Care Unit was incredible as well. "
"My cardiologist of 17 years is on staff at another hospital. He felt I was NOT ready for my mitral valve repair even though, as a 37 year old woman, I was not functioning well. My heart was enlarged, I was out of breath all the time and my chest pain became unbearable!
I was referred to Dr. Bolling at the University of Michigan hospital. From the minute he walked into my room, I felt at PEACE making the decision to CHEAT on my cardiologist and have my surgery!
I let my mom meet Dr. Bolling before actually scheduling my surgery. With her being a Registered Nurse, she approved him hands down!
He specializes in VALVES!!"
My cardiac specialties include:
- Mitral valve repair surgery
- Tricuspid valve repair surgery
- Atrial fibrillation (Maze procedure)
I have the following clinical interests:
- Mitral valve disease
- Heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythms)
"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is my innovative approach to mitral valve repair in patients with end-stage left ventricular failure. My ability to repair even the most challenging mitral valve abnormalities have received wide-spread, international acclaim."
Dr. Steven Bolling, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Michigan in 1979.
Dr. Bolling completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery in 1984. Dr. Bolling is an American Board of Thoracic Surgery Diplomate. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Bolling is a Professor of Cardiac Surgery.
In 2010, Dr. Steven Bolling received the Forest Dewey Dodrill Award from the American Heart Association.
I have relationships with several insurance providers including:
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Priority Health
5144 Cardiovascular Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
(888) 647-1528 A map of our clinic is provided below.