Dr. Conrad Vial

Dr. Conrad Vial
Heart Surgeon

Burlingame, CA
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (7)

"Dr. Conrad Vial did an outstanding job. The sternotomy did not completely cut the breastbone. Twelve years later, Dr. David Liang at Stanford Medical school reviewed a CAT scan of my heart and said that the Mitral Valve repair was a text book example. It could not have been done better."

Posted by William Clark, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/15/2011


Posted by Liubov Zvereva, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/05/2010

"Dr Vial was wonderful! He was friendly, funny and compassionate. He was able to explain every detail so clearly, anyone could understand the pathology and the procedure. He went to the waiting area after my surgery, where my husband, three children, my brother and his wife were awaiting news. He provided a lengthy explanation of the repair challenges. Turned out, my repair was rather unusual, due to a missing left coronary artery(discovered during my angiogram), and a difficult angle between the mitral and aortic valves. He likens himself to a plastic surgeon, but the results aren't visible. He spent 20-30 minutes with me on his daily hospital visits, reviewing my progress, explaining medication, activity goals, procedures, and answering any questions I or my family might have. He also does surgery at El Camino Hospital and Mills Hospital. I highly recommend him!"

Posted by Donna Cowan, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/17/2011

"Dr. Vial and his team provided outstanding care from my initial office visit to through post-operative recovery. I am confident in recommending Dr. Vial and his colleague Dr. Castro. "

Posted by Bob Zurcher, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/12/2009

"My surgeon, Dr. Conrad Vial of Mills-Peninusula Health Service in Burlingame, CA, was terrific. He has a wonderful bedside manner and always took the time to answer all of my questions from the first consultation through recovery including projecting confidence in dealing with my situs inverus with dextrocardia. My wife, mom and dad were waiting in the waiting room, and after the surgery, Dr. Vial came out and knelt beside them and explained how it went. His kneeling down really impressed my mom and she said to me afterwards "no wonder you were confident in him!" "

Posted by David Ball, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 10/11/2010

"Dr. Vial was excellent. He was very informative throughout the process from beginning to end. Made you feel as though you were his only patient. I met the others in his practice and they were very cordial. Loved the entire office! The incision looks great, he really knows what he's doing!"

Posted by Lucy Grubbs, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 11/16/2009

"My wife and I were very impressed from our first meeting with Dr. Vial. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer every question we had (and we had a lot). He make me feel as if I was the ONLY patient he had in his practice. He and people from his group visited everyday. I am so glad we chose him."

Posted by Steve Rutledge, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 04/13/2009