Dr. Alberto Pochettino
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (3)
"I had a bicuspid valve that failed in 2015 when I was 60. I had a bovine valve and the surgeon used too many stitches and a valve that was too small for my heart. As a result, the valve failed after 7.5 years (very early).
I had to have a second aortic valve replacement. This time I went to the Mayo Clinic and saw Dr. Pochettino, because he is very experienced at second valve replacements (“re-do sternotomy”). He did an excellent job of fixing the previous surgeon’s mistakes. He is an excellent surgeon, was kind, and attentive. He came to see me every morning while I was at St. Mary’s at the Mayo Clinic.
I was very grateful to have Dr. Pochettino as my surgeon. The surgery went extremely well, my recovery was so much easier than the first surgery, and the care at Mayo Clinic was superb. I highly recommend Dr. Pochettino and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I cannot say enough great things about how happy I was to have surgery there, especially with Dr. Pochettino."
Posted by Helen Armstrong, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 09/21/2022