"I call Dr. Jeevanandam a Saint! He's the best Dr. I know. Caring. Thoughtful. A blessing. Gave me another chance at life with my successful "heartplant" August 25, 2016. I took ill in early 2016 with congestive heart failure. The NuPulse iVAS Ballom pump was implanted in me July 28 by Dr. Jeevanandam. Patient 004 in the world with this incredible device! Dr. j is God-sent.
Never been sick a day in my life other than a cold and flu like systems...but God allowed this incredible Dr. to save my life with the right heart Aug 25."
-- Pam Morris-Walton, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/25/2016
"We are so grateful to Dr. Jeevanandam for performing the heart valve surgery repair that saved Mark's life. Mark was in heart failure and a very serious condition. The surgery that was done on Mark, while he was in a very critical condition, not only saved his life but will eventually allow him to get back to his profession as a physical therapist assistant who helps many people, especially the older generation, continue to be active in their lives. -- Mark's Mom (Nancy)"
-- Mark Ham, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/21/2016
"Dr. Jeevanandam was outstanding. His compassion and understanding of my issue made my experience a breeze. I highly recommend him!"
-- Sam Lostroscu, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/23/2016
"Dr. Jeevanandam was quick to respond to any question the family had right after surgery. He explained everything thoroughly. He even replied to a late night email quick and provided the ethos before and after the surgery along with a picture of the removed fibroelastoma. Thanks!!!"
-- Terrance Stanton, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 02/01/2016
"It was a great experience to meet such a wonderful doctor. Dr. Jeevanandam changed my life and gave me more life. I will always be grateful to him. "
-- Doris Seibert, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 01/28/2016
"Everything was OK! Super doctor and staff! I'm very happy! Wonderful doctors and nurses!"
-- Ostjovic Joro, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 01/02/2016
"Dr. Jeevanandam was a great doctor! He made me feel better fast! He was a god send for me. I'm so glad we came the University of Chicago. The U of C team was awesome."
-- Troy Watkins, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/29/2015
"I thank Dr. Jeevanandam for my life. I adore him."
-- Bowen Ivy, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 10/22/2015
"Dr. Jeevanandam was fantastic!!! I'm very happy with how the surgery went. The doctor was very professional with my family."
-- Robert Buttema, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/16/2015
"Dr. Jeevanandam is the best!"
-- James Tsoutsouris, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/13/2015
"Thank you Dr. Jeevanandam! Everything went very well!"
-- David Harris, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/11/2015
"I can't thank Dr. Jeevanandam and his staff for saving my life. They are absolutely wonderful in my opinion. I keep telling anyone you will listen to me about how great this team is. They are miracle workers in my book."
-- Alice Cramer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/20/2014
"Dr. Jeevanandam was very personable. He fully disclosed the details of the procedure; the risks; post hospital care; and was responsive to the patient needs. I have five bypasses and a new valve. I refer to him as the "the Prince of Life".
It is only one month since the surgery and I am doing great. I highly recommend him."
-- Bruno J Tassone, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/19/2013
"Very good and superb doctor, I would recommend him strongly. He communicates effectively and I felt very confident with him."
-- Thomas Mathew, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/02/2013
"My surgery was very competently done with little discomfort. I also had a single bypass."
-- John R. Blasko, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/08/2013
"I am truly blessed to have been in the care of Dr. Jeevanandam. At my initial visit, his bedside manner immediately made me feel at ease and I felt as though we knew each other for years. Dr. Jeevanandam also has an outstanding staff that always responded to my concerns immediately. I mostly communicated with Jenny and John, and have to say that they are of the exact same mold that Dr. J is from.
I am now 3 weeks after my surgery, and have to say, that my hysterectomy was a lot worse than recovering from this surgery. I attribute this to the remarkable skills of Dr. Jeevanandam and his team. My family and friends are amazed how quickly I have bounced back.
I highly recommend Dr. Jeevanandam and his team!"
-- Lida Swytnyk, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 08/27/2013
"I am here to tell you that all my fears were unnecessary! Dr. Jeevanandam's bedside manner was just what I had hoped for. He was humble, caring and believes in a higher power. God works through this man's hands! His technique and expertise is remarkable, my recovery and healing is testimony to that! I am 3 1/2 weeks out from surgery and doing wonderful! I thank God and Dr. Jeevanandam everyday. And his team at the University of Chicago is just superb! So very thorough and caring! Mark, John and Kristen were there for me answering all questions with such compassion! I would highly recommend this doctor and his team!"
-- Kathleen M. Cyrier, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 08/20/2013
"Dr. Jeevanandam and his entire team are fantastic! The procedure was clearly explained to us. My family and I were treated as if I was their only patient. The follow up phone calls that I received once I returned home were very much appreciated and I know that should I ever have a question, they are accessible. Thank you for taking such great care of me!"
-- Karen Broholm, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/09/2013
"Dr. Jeevanandam is an amazing surgeon who has helped countless patients. I was a pretty unique case -- someone who had already accepted that I would probably have to deal with/manage debilitating symptoms for the rest of my life. After the cardiologists at the University of Chicago Hospital realized that I needed aortic valve replacement, I scheduled surgery with Dr. Jeevanandam. During surgery, "Dr. J" had the insight and skills to find three, other repairable problems -- which were all contributing to my issues. I am now looking forward to being able to keep up with and play more with my two-year old son and to many good years (decades!) to come as I am now symptom free."
-- Jason Cecil, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/28/2013
"I met with Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam from the University Of Chicago Center of Aortic Diseases. Dr. Jeevanandam exuded so much confidence of the success of my surgery that my stress level went down a several notches. He had just enough light humor, confidence, compassion and experience that I was looking for in a surgeon. We went thru all my options, surgical outcomes clearly and concisely. He patiently allowed me to ask as many questions as needed. His support staff is exceptional, beyond belief, a special shout out to Jenni Mei, nurse surgical coordinator. She would get back to me within a few minutes on most email exchanges. Dr Jeevanandam replied by email a few times to answer random concerns I may have thought of during the night. When your life is about to be turned upside down… communication can be a lifesaver. I highly recommend to everyone to seek a second opinion for these types of surgeries, I had 3 opinions and still didn't know who to pick until I reached out for opinion number #4. Once we met, I knew immediately that I had found my choice. A good one at that!"
-- Matthew Lampley, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 05/02/2013
"From the time I met Dr. Jeevanandam, I knew he was the right surgeon for me. I had many questions and he sat down and carefully explained the entire procedure as well as my options. I have an On-X mechanical heart valve."
-- Robert Siil, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/31/2010
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"Dr. "J" is a quiet man...however he is so dedicated to his patients. I called him after I met with him at least 4 times before my surgery asking about different procedures that I would rather do because I was so scared. Dr. Jeevanandam always called me back himself and answered my questions with great explanations. We found out that my repair was very complex...but he was able to repair and not replace. When you watch his video from University of Chicago Hospital, he says...I love this...its a blast!"
-- Jon Funk, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/31/2008