Dr. Alan Speir
Heart Surgeon

Falls Church, VA
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (11)

"Dr. Spier was very informative and knew his job well. I would recommend this doctor. Great heart surgeon."

Posted by Carol Meise, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 07/19/2018

"Great doctor! Would recommend him to everyone!"

Posted by David Connor, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 01/23/2014

"Absolutely fabulous. Also repaired an ascending aorta aneurysm. "

Posted by Crystal Sammons, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/04/2013

"I would highly recommend Dr. Alan Speir. He is a gentleman and excellent surgeon with a compassionate beside manor. He is the chief of cardiothoracic surgery for Fairfax Hospital. He also discovered during my aortic valve replacement surgery, using a TTE that I had an atrial septal aneurism and a PFO that never closed. As a result, I needed a full sternotomy and all issues were corrected. I have had 2 excellent years of recovery"

Posted by Gina Hume, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/27/2017

"I VISITED DR. ALAN SPEIR TWO TIMES IN FIVE YEARS, WANTED TO DELAY THE SURGERY UNTIL TAVR WAS AVAILABLE, AS MY CONDITION WORSENED AND TWO CARDIOLOGISTS ASSURED ME MY HEART WOULD BE DAMAGED, I RETURNED TO DR. SPEIR, I WAS NOW READY TO GO AHEAD AND SELECTED HIM TO BE THE SURGEON, I HAD VISITED ONE OTHER SURGEON AT ANOTHER HOSPITAL. I RESEARCHED DR. SPEIR AND KNEW FROM MY CARDIOLOGIST THAT HE DID THE MIN STERNOTOMY, ALSO FOUND OUT THRU THE INTERNET THAT HE HAD PARTICIPATED IN DICK CHENEY'S HEART TRANSPLANT, IN ADDITION A LADY IN YOGA CLASS SISTER HAD HIM PERFORM HER AVR AND WAS EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH HIS WORK. HE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EXPLAINS THE SURGERY WITHOUT SUGAR COATING, HE DID A FANTASTIC SURGERY, I HAD HARDLY ANY PAIN AFTERWARD, HE EVEN VISITED ME IN THE HOSPITAL WHICH WAS A WARM PERSONAL TOUCH! I AM SO HAPPY I SELECTED HIM AND DIDN'T ALLOW MYSELF TO BE PERSUADED TO A CLOSER HOSPITAL WHICH WAS CONDUCTING A HUGE MARKETING PLAN BY CALLING ME AND MY INTERNIST TO HAVE THE SURGERY THERE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. SPEIR AND HIS TEAM AT FAIRFAX INOVA HERE IN VIRGINIA, HE HAS A STELLAR SURGERY RECORD."

Posted by GERALDINE FRANK, Aortic Valve, 07/21/2014

"Dr. Speir is a wonderful surgeon with a great bedside manner. When I apologized for something once he told me to remember that he and the rest of the staff worked for me -- not the other way around. He did a great job and all of his staff that I met were wonderful too. I am feeling so much better now, four months after my surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Speir."

Posted by Betty Barrett, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 09/13/2012

"Dr. Speir followed me closely. The first tissue valve failed before I was out of surgery, so he put in another valve, completed a triple bypass, and an aortic root fix -- all in one operation."

Posted by Tom Stovall, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 01/13/2011

"Doctor Alan Speir was very laid back and reassuring. I have had no problems so far."

Posted by Herb Holt, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/21/2011

"Dr. Speir is a very straight forward surgeon. I really like him and his staff. I always felt like I was in capable hands. I am very happy with my results."

Posted by Theresa Kinsey, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/07/2011

"Dr. Speir was fabulous. He explained everything fully and talked freely about the procedure after the operations. He is an outstanding example of what a surgeon should be."

Posted by Joseph Orth, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/30/2010

"Dr. Speir's bedside manner pre-op was excellent. He was very kind, caring and professional with my husband & daughter immediately after the surgery. Plus, his P.A.'s & nurse practitioners were very good."

Posted by Jane Town, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 01/10/2011