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...

42 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

"Dr. Balkhy is an excellent surgeon. The annuloplasty ring which was put in my mitral valve 14 years ago destroyed the valve. The ring only lasted 12 years. I have been having issues with the valve these last two years. The valve was all scar tissue.

To repair my valve was a complex surgery. It took 11 hours. Dr. Balkhy is known for handling complex problems. The valve was replaced with a tissue valve. I did my research for robotic surgery and chose Dr. Balkhy. If I had not had surgery, the ring would have destroyed the rest of my heart. The rest of my heart is fine.

Thank you to Dr. Balkhy and his wonderful team and the excellent care I received at the University of Chicago Hospital. They saved my life. "

-- Walter Bruce Brieschke, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Robotic Surgery, 12/02/2019

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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. 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: January 9, 2020