My native aortic valve was replaced ten years ago with a bovine tissue valve because of a thorassic aortic aneurysm. The surgery was successful.
My 10-year old bovine valve has been diagnosed with severe stenosis and I am looking for a Los Angeles area surgeon to hopefully perform "minimally invasive" mini-sternotomy surgery. I DO NOT want to go through a full sternotomy again. I do not want a mechanical valve requiring Coumadin for the rest of my life.
Can anyone suggest any heart valve specialist surgeon that can replace my aortic valve with a "minimally invasive" surgery and who has experience in just aortic valves and have has done thousands of these surgeries? I want to have the surgery performed in the Southern California area if possible.