"I had my mitral and tricuspid valves repaired and a partial cryo-maze procedure done for atrial fibrillation. Dr. David Adams did a great job!"
"Dr. Adams and his team did exactly what they told me in consultation. The pain was controlled and recovery quick. It is now five months since surgery and have been back to my old self again. I strongly recommend Dr. Adams and the Intensive Card and Cardiac After Care floor of professionals."
-- Joseph Lanza, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 01/09/2018
"This is a very bright man who manages to discuss your condition clearly without inciting panic and fear. Instead he explains very clearly how he can correct the situation. The doctor fully explains the chain of events that will occur on your operative day and what to expect when you wake up. No surprises, which worked very well for me. I had to remain on the ventilator a few hours post op and having known it could be a possibility reassured me that nothing was wrong, that it happens and that's ok. My recovery is flying. I have to say the pain was not too bad for me and I generally only used Toradol in lieu of Dilaudid. I don't like to be dazed so I just avoided it. I also was taking Tylenol alternating.
This doctor has proven his success rate if you look at the data. He is approachable and down to earth. He has an excellent team of nurse practitioners, PA's, and physicians that are professional and provide seamless care. Thank you Dr. Adams!"
-- Ann Marie Rice, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 09/21/2017
"I researched several Doctors once I was told that surgery was inevitable...All I wanted was someone to say "I got this ...I do this all the time and i can fix your heart" ...as soon as I met Dr. Adams i knew i was going to place my Heart in is hands ... his demeanor is exactly what i needed and the the results have been fantastic ...I can't thank the team at Mt. Sinai enough ...."
-- Jeff Kellner, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 04/24/2017
"Dr Adams was recommend by my Cardiologist Dr Megalla, it took a lot of convincing to get me to schedule an appointment to meet with him. He is one of a kind surgeon who took the time to explain the reasons why I should have the surgery and had a hard time to convince me to have that surgery which I did agree to have done two months after my initial visit. He is extremely good at what he does, very mannerly and pay attention to his patients after surgery. So far I am doing well and back at work doing both my jobs one as a Billing Clerk and the other as Dr Adams described it my job from God work with people with Dementia which I love very much so I surely recommend Dr Adams to anyone who suffers from mitral valve disorder he is the best."
-- Bibi Shamina Annief, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/27/2017
"As soon as I met Dr. Adams, I felt I could tell him anything. He is a very warm individual without that stern persona that accompanies a lot of surgeons. I never felt "stupid" asking questions. Dr. Adams did my repair in about half the estimated surgical time. He told me afterward that my repair was very simple and that was why I came to see him, to ensure I had a surgeon who had done so many mitral repairs, that my issue would be considered easy to fix. I highly recommend him and his team."
-- Darlene Smith, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/18/2016
"Dr. Adams and his team were very informative before the procedures and reassuring in their attentions following surgery. One of the team visited at least once each day. The entire experience at Mount Sinai Hospital was excellent as was followup. I highly recommend this surgeon, team and hospital."
-- Mary Harrington, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 08/04/2015
"Dr. David Adams is a solid person and Mount Sinai is a solid team. Mitral valve repair surgery is more art than science. I believe his experience and skill make him a standout."
-- Henry Boehringer, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 02/26/2015
"Dr. David Adams and his staff - beginning with his administrative people to his fellow surgeons - are quite simply the best!
I recently had mitral valve repair, along with tricuspid valve, and a Maze procedure. In the cold of winter, their work made it as sunny as it gets, even though hospitals are not fun as we all know. Everything he said and did came true.
Since being home in Florida, I have had an occasion to call his office with a question or two, and within minutes, I was called back!! BRAVO, DR. ADAMS"
-- Arthur Greenspan, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 02/12/2015
"Excellent doctor and team!"
-- Sylvia Welter, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 12/04/2014
"David Adams leads a superb world class team. They repaired my mitral valve and placed a stabilizing band on my tricuspid valve at the same time. Mount Sinai Hospital staff is superb and caring. I was walking the next day and home in five days.
One year later, I am in superb physical shape and my local cardiologist can't believe what a difference the surgery made. And with the repair instead of a replacement, I don't need ant blood thinners beyond a low dose aspirin.
-- Gary Wilson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/28/2014
"Dr. David Adams is an amazing doctor. I have suffered with mitral valve prolapse syndrome most of my adult life. Before I met Dr. Adams, I was told my valve would need to be replaced - that I was not a candidate for repair. Thank God Dr. Adams and his staff felt otherwise. Dr. Adams successfully repaired my mitral valve in October 2013. I have never felt or looked better. Not only was the repair successful but my incision is barely visible. Thank you Dr. Adams and team!"
-- Jacqueline Dugan, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 10/10/2013
"I was panicked when I found out I needed heart surgery and was completely stressed thinking I was going to have surgery in Poughkeepsie. At first I thought I'd go to the Cleveland Clinic, but then found Dr. Adams in NY at Mount Sinai. After my meeting with him, my stress level dropped. I had the surgery in March of 2013 and four weeks after that I was not only back to work but at the gym again. Thank you. Dr. Adams saved my life."
-- Robert Santangelo, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/25/2013
"Dr. David Adams was great to speak with for my pre-op consult. He did everything he could to meet my needs. He answered every question and gave me complete peace about the process. His staff was also more than helpful with all the follow-ups. Mount Sinai is an excellent hospital. I would recommend Dr. Adams to anyone in need of mitral valve repair. He is incredibly thorough in reviewing all the information before him. "
-- Brian Walsh, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 12/13/2012
"Excellent knowledge, experience and process. Fantastic team and facility at Mount Sinai. Would let Dr. Adams do it again to me -- or any of my loved ones."
-- David Whitmore, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 08/12/2012
"Dr. David Adams and his entire team at Mount Sinai in New York City handled my mitral valve and tricuspid valve repairs wonderfully. They are so experienced, skillful, and confident that it rubs off on you as their patient. They help give you the confidence to go through this major operation and recover and fast as possible knowing that the best possible talents and resources are at your disposal. I am less than 6 months post surgery and have graduated in December 2012 from cardiac rehab with flying colors. I have swam over 30 miles in the month of January 2013 alone with no issues. I have more recovery to go to strengthen my muscles and heart even more but have been very satisfied and excited so far!! "
-- David Whitmore, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 08/09/2012
"I checked into Mount Sinai on a Monday morning and was discharged the following Friday morning. The whole process from prep to surgery to ICU to the ward was managed efficiently and professionally. Dr. Adams' surgical team had excellent bedside manner, checking in daily, answering all questions and giving me great peace of mind. I highly recommend Doctor David Adams."
-- Regine Vantieghem, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 07/23/2012
"In addition to mitral valve repair, I also had a a septal myectomy. Dr Adams & his entire staff were fantastic. They explained everything that was going on & attended to all my needs. It's been almost one year & I feel great. "
-- Robert Leff, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 07/13/2012
"David Adams, M.D. is a wonderful surgeon with great staff of doctors and nurses."
-- Robert Leff, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 07/13/2012
"I owe my life to Dr. Adams and his team at Mount Sinai. From consultation to surgery, I was informed of what was to be done. I came out of surgery a new women. I thought I would be in terrible pain and discomfort. I was not. When I returned home, friends and family couldn't believe how good I looked. Nobody could believe what I went through. I owe that to my wonderful surgeon and his team and Mt. Sinai hospital staff. I highly recommend Dr. Adams and his team. I am so grateful."
-- Susan Fontano, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 07/10/2012
"I was playing my guitar the day I was released and performed in concert a few weeks later. Dr. Adams, Dr. Anyanwu, Dr. Chan and all the team were extraordinary, as was the entire professional staff of Dr. Adams' physician assistants, nurses and physical therapists. I was a repeat open heart surgery, and I can say from experience, that Mount Sinai is light years beyond other facilities. Dr. Adams inspired and merited my complete confidence. My wife and I thank everyone with--yes--both our hearts."
-- Bob DeVos, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 03/15/2012
"Dr. Adams is a brilliant, highly-skilled surgeon. I am pleased with my surgical outcome."
-- Kathleen Babich, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 03/12/2012
"Dr. David Adams, MD is an excellent surgeon. I went into Mount Sinai with severe regurgitation and had none after the surgery. Best bedside manner of any doctor or surgeon I've ever had. Dr. Adams was the first person I spoke to after they reviewed my initial tests... not a nurse or a physician's assistant -- like I experienced at other centers. Recommendation for anyone considering heart valve repair surgery: Dr. Adams is the only person I would have repair my heart valve."
-- Patrick Cronkite, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 12/06/2011
"As a surgeon myself, Doctor David Adams allowed me to observe him and his team in action before scheduling my own surgery. I scheduled soon after and was not disappointed.
Last Sunday, I completed the 26 mile NYC marathon, exactly one year since my surgery.
What more can I say? I was blessed. He and his team are experienced and get results as advertised!
Contact me if you'd like to chat."
-- Robert Gluck, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 11/04/2011
"Dr. Adams is the best on the east coast when it comes to value repair. He delivers on the promise that he made - that this would be the safest and easiest surgery to recover from. I was out of work for only 2 months. He has a very gentle way about him that will put you at ease immediately. My only complaint is that I did not get to see him during my final check-up in New York, he was overseas performing surgery (for that I will forgive him). "
-- Karen Martinez, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 04/19/2011
"I could not have asked for a better doctor. Dr Adams and his team were top notch professional. Right from the first phone call I made to his office at Mount Sinai I felt completely comfortable and confident with my choice. I am very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend him and his excellent team."
-- Michelle Peterson, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 03/10/2011
"David Adams, MD is excellent, the surgery went very good and I've gotten very good care from his whole team. Everybody is surprised by my fast recovery and I am very happy with the result."
-- Michael Leung, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 02/22/2011
"I knew the moment I walked into Dr. Adams' office this was the place to be. He spoke to me at length, showed me video of the procedure to be performed, and what to expect during recovery.
He has an excellent website for reference, and I encourage everyone to visit and see first hand his amazing work.... www.mitralvalverepair.org
Would recommend no other Doctor/team for valve repair. Great surgeon and great bed side manner, as well as Dr. Varghese, and the rest of the team."
-- Monique Battaglia, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/27/2010
"My experience with Dr. Adams was excellent. We we very worried when we heard my husband needed open heart surgery to repair his mitral valve at age 51. We were told of Dr. David Adams at Mt Sinai in NY and we immediately went for a consultation. Dr. Adams is very professional and also has a nice bedside manner. He and his staff made us feel comfortable and eased many of our concerns.
The surgery took longer than we had expected -- we were told my husband was Dr. Adams most challenging case in 5 years --due to the position of his heart and his deep chest cavity. But all went extremely well and my husband has made a terrific recovery. We just past the year anniversary of the surgery and he is feeling great. We would highly recommend Dr. Adams and his staff to anyone who may need mitral valve repair."
-- Holly Hladky, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/28/2010
"Everything went well. Dr. David Adams is an excellent surgeon. Even the office staff was personal and perfect."
-- martha rosario, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 06/14/2010
"I was very pleased with Dr. Adams and his team. They were extremely attentive and my surgery was a success."
-- Joanne Toich, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 03/30/2010
"I found Doctor Adams to be extremely upfront and forthright, explaining what he proposed to do and answering all my wife's and my questions in a caring and patient manner. My cardiologist told me that in any other place they probably would have done a replacement instead of a repair when they found I needed both mitral valve leaflets repaired after I was opened up. To that I am very grateful."
-- Eric Desbonnet, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 10/21/2009
"I saw Dr. Adams only a couple of times. But, I saw a doctor that worked on me at least twice a day. Their bedside manner was great and I appreciated how they answered even the dumbest of questions I asked. I was amazed at the results. I was out of the hospital in five days and walking all over New York City after six days. I did not know how sick I was until I was better."
-- Sue Furia, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 09/15/2009
"Great very good recovery. Heart running fine."
-- Frank Filoramo, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, David Procedure, 09/14/2009
"Wonderful - Dr. Adams is the best. He also has a fantastic staff. Very professional and caring.
My repair was successful. He feels strongly that repair is the best way to go if possible and I believe he teaches other surgeons how to repair mitral valves. "
-- Lorna Smith, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/22/2009
"I think David Adams, MD did an incredible job. He was pleasant to work with and his demeanor was very reassuring. Post surgery, I only saw him briefly once or twice. I wanted someone with lots of experience, so I understand that he is busy. he has written a text on Mitral Valves and is credited with designing the "ring" that gets placed around the valve to support it. I felt I was in excellent hands. His assistant checked in on me regularly though, taking time to answer all my questions thoroughly."
-- Anat Mor, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/01/2009
"I could not have imagined a more kind, thorough, knowledgeable team of professionals from beginning to end of my journey through mitral valve surgery."
-- gayle renella, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 04/20/2009
"Great personality and easy to talk to from the first moment I met him. Dr. David Adams has an excellent staff of doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and administrative folks. Dr. Adanna Akoujo assisted in the surgery and she too was very good. "
-- John Fcasni, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/31/2009
"I went from California to New York for Dr. Adams to perform my mitral valve repair. His passion for his work came through to me during our first phone call. The valve had calcification that increased the difficultly of repair. My 4 hour surgery turned into nearly 8 hours and he checked and repaired the tricuspid valve as well. Dr. Adams' manner is calm, soothing and knowledgeable ... I knew I was in the best hands for my situation. I have NO murmur and went from 100% regurgitation to none on the post op. echocardiogram. The incision was closed by a plastic surgeon from the inside out ... NO staples, glue or external sutures to remove. At almost 6 weeks post op I am feeling well and have started cardiac rehab. I would urge anyone given a diagnosis of REPLACEMENT to FIRST be evaluated by Doctor Adams and his team before going any further with treatment. I was told many times that only a replacement would do in my case. And here I am, REPAIRED and NOT having to live with Coumadin!!! I will be forever grateful to this most wonderful surgeon and his team at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York."
-- CYNTHIA TARVER, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/03/2009
"I was 18 at the time of surgery. Traveled from CA, to NY to see Doctor Adams. Bedside manner was great. His staff was amazing (helpful, knowledgeable - I'd give them a 10+). Valves repaired, happy so far with the results. Will know more after I start motocross riding again."
-- Zachary Kerchelich, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 01/30/2009
"Excellent experience. Very pleased with the results and Doctor Adams."
-- John Quinn, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/15/2008
-- kay lieu, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/04/2008
"My experience was fantastic. I had an anulus installed, posterior leaflet rebuilt, damaged cord replaced. David Adams, MD instills confidence from 1st meeting thru post-op. Compassionate & attentive. Awesome staff & care. Gentle & easy going guy with a sense of humor & style. Simply The Best."
-- Mary Ferraro, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 10/27/2008
"A dozen cheers for Dr. David Adams. I was privileged to be in his enormously capable hands for aortic stenosis valve replacement surgery. Results? Perfect. Pain? Never had any. Dr. Adams is also delightful in person and his staff is fully professional and supportive. If you need this type of surgery, do your valves a favor: call Dr. Adams, M.D.!"
-- Dorothy Delman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/23/2008
"Excellent. I am an engineer and Doctor David Adams explained the surgery comprehensively and technically, which suit me well. Dr. Adams is THE mitral valve repair surgeon in the area and was one of 3 surgeons recommended to us by one of the best cardiologists in the Northeast. He is passionate about his craft and engendered confidence. Surgery went well. I was walking on Day 2 and by Day 8, was walking 2-3 miles a day. His staff is helpful, considerate and, most importantly, capable."
-- James conboy, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/22/2008
"Excellent experience. Great staff. Terrific followup. Highest level or experience and professionalism. "
-- richard lobo, Aortic Valve, Median Sternotomy, 09/08/2008
"Excellent. Very approachable. 7 Days in the hospital. Back to work part time in 20 days. Virtually no pain."
-- Cliff Buehrer, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 07/28/2008
"Being a father of three small children and a practicing veterinarian from South Carolina, I was motivated to find the best hospital and surgeon no matter where he/she was located. I was unconvinced of my local cardiologist diagnosis and plan and took my health and health care into my own hands. I eventually found my way into the caring and capable hands of Dr. Randy Martin in Atlanta. He has great knowledge and experience in the field of cardiology, particularly echosonography. He referred me to Doctor David Adams at Mount Sinai in New York City. The experience, although frightening and painful, was amazing and the care I received was the most skilled and compassionate and personal you could imagine. Bottom line is I am doing very well with no problems almost five years later and Dr. Adams and I email periodically to just catch up-has anyone else ever had a busy, famous heart surgeon return emails and call himself David when he speaks with you? Not in my experience."
-- Benjamin Parker, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 05/17/2007
"Dr David Adams and his team saved my husband’s life. He is professional, innovative, courteous and a skilled surgeon. I cannot say more positive things about the pre/actual and post surgery. His team is the best and we would always recommend him! Hands down not one bad comment. He is stellar! Thank you Dr Adams! "
-- Elizabeth Chen, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 06/01/2006
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"Dr. David Adams is an extraordinary surgeon and a compassionate and caring human being. Ten years ago Dr. Adams repaired my mitral valve. At that time my three sons were 2, 4 and 6 years old. All that was going through my mind was that I just wanted to live so I could be there for my sons.
My sons are all teenagers now and I am feeling great. I exercise regularly and actually participated in a spin class at the gym a few days prior to my surgery. I was back on the spin bicycle six weeks after Dr. Adams repaired my mitral valve. I am so grateful for the expertise , knowledge and compassion provided by Dr. Adams and his team of professionals. "
-- Laura Quinn, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/20/2003