Dr. Fardad Esmailian
Heart Surgeon

Los Angeles, CA
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (6)

"I live in Arizona and couldn't find a surgeon here that I felt comfortable with. So, I did an internet search of the best heart surgery hospitals in the US and decided to check out Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Through dumb luck I had a preliminary meeting with Dr. Esmailian and knew instantly that he was the surgeon for me. I sensed that he was a true healer and that I wouldn't find anyone better. The surgery went well and I've fully recovered without any problems. Dr. Esmailian is the kind of Dr. that you pray you'll have when you have major surgery."

Posted by Lynn Koller, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 04/09/2018

"3 1/2 days in Cedars. A wonderful experience a doctor with a terrific bedside manner. "

Posted by Steve Godbey , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/12/2018

"Masterful surgical skills. Gives the patient a feeling of complete confidence. Dr. Esmailian was recommended highly to me by another professional I have great regard for."

Posted by Richard Monoson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/16/2019

"My cardiologist introduced me to Dr. Esmailian, saying he was “one of the two best heart surgeons in the west.” Mind you, I’m skeptical of rankings, but I can’t imagine having a better experience with any other surgeon. Before my surgery to replace my aortic valve and ascending aorta, Dr. Esmailian was accessible and willing to engage my questions openly and directly. I had a lot of questions: it was clear he had studied the details of my case that, even before I raised my questions, he had considered the same issues and had a response that was thoughtful. The surgery went well and without major incident. Throughout my first night in the ICU, he was in regular email contact with my nurses, adjusting their treatment responses. My recovery wasn’t perfectly smooth, and he was actively involved in getting me back on track from a series of unexpected setbacks. During that busy time, he even took a phone call from one of my kids. Beyond his individual skill, Dr. Esmailian practices as Cedars Sinai, which in my family's experience during several incidents, is quite simply the best hospital in Southern California (that's all we can compare it to) in terms of patient care. The anesthesiologists were truly extraordinary. And the nurses, especially in the ICU, took their roles seriously and each one came to their role with exceptional skill. As much as anything else, the reason to go to Cedars Sinai is the nurses."

Posted by James Lucas, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 03/12/2013

"I originally had surgery in December, 2010 for aortic valve replacement. I contracted MRSA and was treated with IV antibiotics. Never completely recovered and 7 months later they found an abscess behind the aortic valve. On September 23, 2011, Dr. Esmailian (who was not the original surgeon) operated on me. After a 10 hour surgery I was put in a self induced coma because my heart would not start up. After 6 days, I went back into surgery and my heart started. He stayed at me bedside that first night. So concerned, so wonderful to me and to my family. I owe this man my life. I had a 15% chance of survival and he saved me. He is not only a brilliant surgeon but a man with such a generous heart. I will always be indebted to him."

Posted by Vicki Diamond, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/23/2011

"My mom was 85 and was told she had 6 months to live if she didn't have the operation, but because she WANTED TO LIVE she had 90/10 chances. He was accessible prior to surgery to answer all questions. He was calm and confident. He does research at UCLA and was excellent. Of course, the care at the coronary unit at UCLA was first rate. We'll always be grateful."

Posted by Adelaide De Sio, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/27/2007