About Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Universite de Montreal in 2000. To date, I have performed approximately 2,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,800 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I put my patients first. This is the central tenant of my practice.
A patient is far more than his clinical condition, and every patient has a unique story, background and life goals. Aortic root procedures includes a vast array of techniques ranging from aortic valve repair to reconstructive root surgery to the Ross procedure. By engaging each patient individually, we can offer him/her a tailored surgical solution that meets their expectations and translates into optimal long-term results and quality of life.
At Mount Sinai, not only do we have extensive expertise in all aortic root reconstructive procedures, but importantly a dedicated multidisciplinary team that specializes in the management of these patients. Together, this allows us to provide each patient with personalized care using state-of the-art techniques in a very humane environment.
3 Patient Reviews for
"I had a bicuspid aortic valve with severe aortic regurgitation. After developing symptoms, it was time to replace the aortic valve. I spoke to several surgeons, but the recommendations I was getting seem to be based on what each doctor was feeling comfortable doing, not what was best for me.
Dr. El-Hamamsy was literally the only exception. He is honestly the nicest doctor and one of the kindest people I have ever met. He is patient and empathetic, and most importantly, really talented and experienced at performing the Ross procedure---which is a particularly involved procedure.
As a research professor, I felt very comfortable in the hands of a surgeon whose own research offers compelling evidence that the Ross procedure for AVR provides better long-term results and improved quality of life. I did the surgery in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic in NY city, and everything went great. Dr. El-Hamamsy and his team have so much experience at what they do, which made me feel particularly comfortable during my entire stay at Mt. Sinai. "
-- Ioannis Spyridopoulos, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Ross Procedure, 06/26/2020
"Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy is an angel walking among us. After speaking with him on the phone, I traveled from Vancouver to the Montreal Heart Institute to have my Ross Procedure on February 28, 2019. With his pre-surgery encouragement, I was able to train and run 2 half marathons at 90 and 115 days post-open-heart surgery in June 2019. It was a surprise that I recovered so quickly! Now I outrun my husband both in speed and distance! Still training for longer distances and forever grateful to my surgeon. "
-- Elizabeth Boylan, Aortic Valve, Ross Procedure, 02/28/2019
I was introduced to Dr. El-Hamamsy as he is a Ross procedure specialist and he just completed his 400th Ross Procedure. He reassured me that I would get to participate in whatever race I’d want to in the future -- once i was healed.
He also understood that I was slightly anxious and shared that he’d try to accelerate the date of my operation (I was being scheduled for January and it was early October). Twice I needed to present myself at the hospital. Both times he came to find me as he was told that I was "in the house".
On my 2nd visit . . . He confirmed to me that he would get me scheduled by the end of November. On November 17th, one week later, I got the call. The operation was completed on November 20th successfully. He came out with a huge smile to greet my family and reassured them that I was doing well. For the 5 days I was at the hospital, he came every evening to check up on me. The nurses told me that I was very fortunate as very few surgeons did that.
His whole program is amazing with continued follow-ups. I’d recommend him."
-- Sophie Scoufaras, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Ross Procedure, 11/20/2017
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Ross procedure
- Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
- Aortic valve repair
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Aortic aneurysms and connective tissue disease
- Long-term outcomes of aortic reconstructive surgery
- Innovative aortic surgical approaches
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy, heart surgeon, graduated from Universite de Montreal in 2000.
After medical school, Dr. El-Hamamsy completed an extensive Cardiac Surgery Residency at University de Montreal, within the Montreal Heart Institute, in 2006.
Then, Dr. El-Hamamsy completed a special doctorate program, The Living Aortic Valve, under the supervision of world-renowned heart surgeon, Sir Magdi Yacoub, at the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.
Dr. El-Hamamsy is one of the leading Ross Procedure specialists as he recently completed his 400th Ross Procedure.
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The office of Dr. El-Hamamsy is located at 1190 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10029. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: November 24, 2020