Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Alfredo Trento’s Innovative Approach To Cardiac Care Leads Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

By Adam Pick on February 6, 2012

Each time I meet a cardiac surgeon with a “Chief”, “Chairman” or “Director” in front of their name, I feel extraordinarily humble. I know those titles are not easy to attain. I know these physicians have spent their entire lives learning, researching and teaching about cardiac care. Lastly, I know these doctors have spent thousands of hours in the operating room pursuing surgical perfection, always innovating to improve patient outcomes.

For example… Consider the career of Dr. Alfredo Trento, the Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. During his 30-year career, Dr. Trento has performed over 7,500 cardiac procedures of which 4,000 operations included valvular treatment.

 

Doctor Alfredo Trento, Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Alfredo Trento – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 

As a result of his clinical experience and innovative approach to cardiac care, Doctor Trento has published over 150 research papers and has been featured in over 300 scientific journals. To better understand the professional and personal story of Dr. Trento, I encourage to watch this fascinating video with Florence Henderson, one of Dr. Trento’s heart valve surgery patients.

 

 

Within our patient and caregiver community, Dr. Trento is one of the most recommended doctors at the surgeon locator. As shown below, his patients offer glowing testimonials for Dr. Trento and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

 

“Dr. Alfredo Trento is a highly qualified and competent surgeon. He is very pleasant and patient. He is also very attentive to all aspects of the procedure — both before and after. His staff reflects his overall attitude. They are also very friendly and accessible.” –Robin Hirsch, Aortic Valve Replacement

“Dr. Trento and the staff at Cedars-Sinai were wonderful. They took amazing care of me. I went home 4 days after the surgery and back to work after 4 weeks. I resumed full activity after 3 months. It was a fantastic experience. ” — Donald Andrew Church, Ross Procedure

 

Personally, I was very fortunate to watch Dr. Trento perform mitral valve repair surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As shown below, this procedure involved the experimental use of the MitraClip, a new catheter-based technology that reduces severe mitral regurgitation for inoperable patients. Today, Cedars-Sinai is one of the most experienced
cardiac centers using percutaneous devices for valvular disorders.

 

Dr. Trento Positioning MitraClip
Dr. Trento Performing Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

 

On behalf of our community, thanks to Dr. Trento for his life-long pursuit of healthy hearts. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Trento, please click here. Or, you can contact his office by calling (888) 519-2973.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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