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...

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44 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Balkhy

Patient Review of Dr. Husam Balkhy

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

-- Joe Gimbel, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. Balkhy is a Master surgeon! I was admitted into the University of Chicago Hospital for surgery early Thursday morning on July 23, 2020 and I was released from the hospital on the afternoon of Saturday July 25, 2020!

Dr. Balkhy did a great job and I would strongly recommend him over traditional open heart surgery! My recovery time was cut down to weeks instead of months and that was only because I had some underlying conditions that myself, and my General Practitioner, weren't even aware of! If I didn't have these underlying conditions, I would have been fully recovered in 10 to 14 days! Thank you Dr. Balkhy!"

-- Frank Mondia, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 07/23/2020

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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. Husam Balkhy, MD

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

  • Call (888) 867-4950 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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Page last updated: September 12, 2020