My name is Steve and in 2012 I was diagnosed with a leaking arotic valve with zero stenosis, 2015 I had moderate aortic stenosis and now in 2020 at 33 years old I have severe aortic stenosis. I've talked to multiple surgeons and am hoping to get surgery by Dr. Stelzer in NYC in the next 1-2 months. I'm a firefighter/paramedic in Florida. I've been researching mechanical valve and the Ross procedure. I'm pretty certain I want to go with the Ross procedure since I like playing ice hockey and other sports and without blood thinners I could continue that. If anyone has any experiences to share with me on the ross procedure that would be great and super helpful to me.