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...

28 Patient Reviews for Dr. Takayama

"Excellent care all my concerns were addressed by the proper staff. I would recommend Dr Takiyama and his staff to any one who needs heart surgery."

-- Linda Johnson, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/11/2017

"Dr Hirro Takayama made me feel secure going into open heart surgery. I felt safe being in his hands. He was very direct and to the point but very patient.

The surgical procedure was explained in detail and he also told me this is a fix. This procedure will give you a better quality of life. Dr Takayama is the best! All around surgeon you can ask for.Top of the line expertise in his talents for the heart surgery. My results were astonishing and exactly what he predicted.

I feel completely normal after 4 weeks but the sternum is a little sensitive but without pain. My life hasn't changed because of the open heart surgery I feel great. I'm happy to be so lucky that I had Dr Hirro Takayama as my surgeon and Doctor now and forever. I couldn't ask for any thing more!!"

-- Thomas Bifulco, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 10/22/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • 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.

Dr. Hiroo Takayama

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
(866) 306-8582

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