About Dr. Hiroo Takayama,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Hiroo Takayama and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Read more...

34 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Takayama

"From the moment I was told I would need surgery, Dr. Takayama displayed the utmost confidence in the procedure and its outcome. Everything went just as he explained it would, including my recovery."

-- Mike Cannon, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 12/05/2018

"Dr. Hiroo Takayama and his team are seamless and extraordinarily well choreographed. Dr. Hiroo is a "patient‘s surgeon“, attentive and personable and excellent in using his team‘s expertise to deliver the best pre-during-post surgical care. I recall him calling me the weekend before surgery to assure my family and me. For me, he is simply the best. Grateful to have him and his team. "

-- Milano Reyna, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Root Replacement, David Procedure, 07/09/2018

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Surgery for Heart Failure
  • Surgery for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Valve-sparing Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Mitral Valve Repair
  • Heart Failure Surgery, Ventricular Support and Cardiac Transplantation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Hiroo Takayama, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996.

Under the direction of Dr. Hiroo Takayama, the Aortic Surgery Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/Columbia) includes a multidisciplinary group of doctors dedicated to the medical and surgical management of complex aortic disease.

Dr. Takayama offers expertise in all types of acute and chronic aortic problems including:

* Aortic root reconstruction
* Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
* Aortic valve repair
* Thoracic aortic aneurysms
* Aortic dissection
* Mechanical and biological valve conduits
* Minimally invasive methods of aneurysm repair

At NYPH/Columbia's Aortic Surgery Program, we offer cutting-edge surgical care for both elective and emergency aortic procedures. We are actively researching the causes of, and new treatment alternatives for, serious aortic disease. We offer long-term follow up care, particularly for patients with residual dissections or connective tissue disorders.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Takayama, you can:

  • Call (866) 306-8582 right now
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The office of Dr. Takayama is located at 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: September 6, 2019