About Dr. Fardad Esmailian,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Fardad Esmailian and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 2,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my technical skills and great patient outcomes. My approach to helping patients is guided by knowledge and extreme attention to details. I do my best to build strong relationships with patients by providing excellent care for them before, during and after their surgery.
I do my best to communicate often with patients, their families and with the physicians who referred them to my team.
I am also a professor of surgery and enjoy serving as a researcher and teacher of other doctors.
6 Patient Reviews for
"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."
-- Richard Monoson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/16/2019
"3 1/2 days in Cedars. A wonderful experience a doctor with a terrific bedside manner. "
-- Steve Godbey , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/12/2018
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."
-- Lynn Koller, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 04/09/2018
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."
-- James Lucas, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 03/12/2013
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."
-- Vicki Diamond, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/23/2011
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."
-- Adelaide De Sio, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/27/2007
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve repair and replacement
- Mitral valve repair and replacement
- Tricuspid valve repair and replacement
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Surgical outcomes research
- Expansion of donor pools for heart transplantation
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Fardad Esmailian, heart surgeon, graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1987.
After medical school, Dr. Esmailian completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Southern California San Diego in 1992 and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of California Los Angeles in 1994.
Dr. Esmailian is board-certified in Thoracic Surgery and has received several acknowledgments including:
* Top Doctors of Los Angeles Magazine * Distinguised Faculty Service Award for surgical excellence and dedication to patients * Teacher of the Year
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The office of Dr. Esmailian is located at 127 S San Vicente Blvd., Suite A3600, Los Angeles, CA 90095. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: November 30, 2020