Dr. James Gammie
Heart Surgeon

Baltimore, MD
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (8)

"Dr. Gammie is amazing. He did a mitral valve repair on my mom in 2010 and when I learned I would need the same surgery in 2012, there was no one else I considered. He is an excellent surgeon...he was able to do my surgery through my side (minimally invasive) and now almost 7 years later, you can hardly see my tiny scar. His bedside manner is wonderful and he explained everything so well. I highly recommend him to anyone in the mid-atlantic area. I now live in Delaware but if the need arises again, I won't hesitate to return to Baltimore for Dr. Gammie! "

Posted by Renee Robinson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/04/2012

"I had my mitral valve repaired via minimally invasive surgery on September 4, 2012 by Dr. James Gammie at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Gammie had previously repaired my mom's mitral valve just 2 1/2 years prior. He is an incredible surgeon...very intelligent and so caring. He answers all questions simply and infromatively. I am now almost 5 months out from my surgery and am greatly improved in terms of my health. Plus, the scarring due to the minimallly invasive surgery is less...I have 3 scars...one on my right side (from the chest tube), one in my groin from the heart/lung machine and the main one is hidden under my right breast. All are relatively small compared to what I could have had during an open procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Gammie for anyone needing mitral valve repair or replacement."

Posted by Renee Robinson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/04/2012

"Dr. Gammie's has outstanding bedside manner, very personable, easy to speak with, very responsive, skilled and caring. I still keep in touch with him today via email. The UMMC where I had the surgery is state of the art. It's been 4 years since the surgery and I am doing well with no heart valve issues."

Posted by Robert Cherundolo, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/05/2009

"In addition to my valve repair and valve replacement, I had a bypass all at the same time (8 hours). The procedure went very well and was very successful. I am able to go about my normal life without shortness of breath or exhaustion. Dr. James Gammie was very helpful both before and after the surgery. Plus, he was very attentive during recovery. Lastly, Dr. Gammie had an excellent bedside manner and good sense of humor!"

Posted by Jerre Bradshaw, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 03/29/2012

"Dr. Gammie was excellent. I had a fantastic experience with the whole thing and have felt much better since having the surgery almost two years ago. I feel indebted to Dr. Gammie."

Posted by Lois Blum, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/19/2009

"Dr. Gammie is the best. He keeps up with all technology and gives classes, seminars. Not only did he take care of my valves (damaged from Rheumatic Fever at 7yrs), he also had to "shave" quite alot of my septum as it was so enlarged. He practices at University of Maryland Baltimore Medical Center with his wonderful team. He really takes care of you and is such a nice energetic person. I'm doing great and going strong."

Posted by Rebecca Koehn, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 02/03/2009

"I had a wonderful experience with my surgeon and the entire TEAM at the hospital, University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Gammie is very personable and caring. Because I live 3 hours away from his location, he opened himself up to email communication, which comforted me to no end. He was very religious about responding in a timely and very frank manner. There wasn't a question he didn't answer for me. Dr. Gammie is also very compassionate and highly regarded. He has a terrific bedside manner. I am now just about 3 months post surgery and am back to doing everything I want and couldn't be happier."

Posted by Bob Cherundolo, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/05/2009

"I am 42 years old and Dr. Gammie and his team performed minimally invasive mitral valve repair on me because I had several ruptured cords on my mitral valve. Dr. Gammie and his assistant Mary made me feel very comfortable. He is a pioneer in this type of surgery. EXCELLENT!"

Posted by Greg O'Rourke, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/18/2008