About Dr. Gorav Ailawadi,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Gorav Ailawadi and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 2,400 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Virginia Medical Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my unique approach to patient care.
First, I treat highly complex patients including those deemed too high risk by other surgeons. As a result, patients are often referred from great distances to our clinic due to our expertise in this area.
Second, I am an innovator and have experience with many of the newest technologies. I was the first heart surgeon in the United States to perform the MitraClip therapy for mitral valve repair and was the first surgeon to perform a hybrid (dual endocardial and epicardial) ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Last, and most important, I am committed to providing each patient compassionate, high quality care.
2 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Ailawadi has the best bedside manner of any surgeon I have ever met. He allowed me to pick the type of heart valve I would get if I could depending on my anatomy once he opened me up. Eye Surgical results have been excellent and I'm on my way to recovery. I start cardiac rehab next week.
I have my good and bad days but as a whole I would never have picked anybody else to do my surgery!"
-- Toni Watson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/06/2017
"My surgeon was able to do a minimally invasive procedure. Everything went very well. Dr. Ailawadi is very likeable and professional."
-- Susan Houk, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/19/2013
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
- Mitral valve repair and replacement
- Aortic valve surgery and transcatheter valve surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Less invasive heart valve therapies
- Aortic aneurysm disease and atrial fibrillation
- Treatment of acute heart failure (infarction) with a novel patch
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Gorav Ailawadi, heart surgeon, graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1998.
Dr. Ailawadi then completed a Critical Care Residency in 2002 at the University of Michigan, a Surgical Residency at the University of Michigan in 2005, and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Virginia in 2007.
Dr. Ailawadi is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and has received several awards including:
* Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award (2012 & 2013) * Top Research in the Department of Surgery (2013)
with Dr. Ailawadi
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ailawadi, you can:
- Call (434) 202-3455 right now
- Request an appointment by clicking here.
The office of Dr. Ailawadi is located at 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA 22908. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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