About Dr. Husam Balkhy,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Husam Balkhy and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from KAU College of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,800 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Chicago Medicine. Read more...

40 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Balkhy

"Excellent is the best word that I can think of to describe my treatment by Dr. Balkhy."

-- Joe Gimbel, heart valve surgery patient

"Our experience with Dr. Balkhy was excellent from the first moment we contacted his office! Initially my wife and I were very anxious and worried upon finding out I needed heart surgery. Dr. Balkhy and his team got us in for consultation quickly, and took the time to answer every one of our questions and alleviate our concerns.

My surgery was a robotic, minimally invasive mitral valve repair, and I went home the day after surgery with minimal pain. It’s incredible. Any pain I had was managed with ibuprofen when i was home. I am 52 and very active, didn’t have any desire to spend months recovering from a traditional open heart surgery. Finding Dr. Balkhy was a blessing - I’m back to my normal activities within weeks of heart surgery! My wife and I highly recommend Dr. Balkhy and his team at University of Chicago Medicine."

-- Jeff Wagner, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 02/07/2019

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Robotic cardiac surgery including mitral valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation treatment

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

  • Robotic cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • Totally endoscopic coronary surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Husam Balkhy, heart surgeon, graduated from KAU College of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1987.

Dr. Balkhy completed his General Surgery Residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1994. He then completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Lahey Clinic in 1995 and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Tufts New England Medical Center in 1997.

In addition to being board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Balkhy was awarded the Spirit of Caring in Health Innovation Award by Community Memorial Hospital.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Balkhy

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

  • Call (888) 615-8027 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Balkhy is located at 5841 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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