Dr. Jeffrey Swanson
Heart Surgeon

Portland, OR
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (18)

"Dr. Swanson and his surgical team at Providence St. Vincent performed a Mitral valve repair and single bypass on me about 5 weeks ago. Consulted with Dr. Swanson and others prior to choosing a surgeon; Dr, Swanson's personal manner and detailed information on his recommendations convinced me that he was the right choice for me. Dr. Swanson personally called me on the evening before surgery, and checked in on me several times after surgery. Everything has gone extremely well with the repair and my recovery so far. Had a couple of challenging days in ICU, but they did everything possible to help me through that period. After two days I was moved out of ICU to a private room for just 3 more nights. I experienced very little pain in the surgery area and only took tylenol for minor discomfort for the first two weeks after surgery. I am very please with the work done by Dr. Swanson and the care given at Providence St. Vincent. I highly recommend Dr. Swanson and his team at Providence."

Posted by Mitchel Fry, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/15/2019

"Very thorough in his explanation of the procedure, all though he openly admits he is working less (3 days a week) and nearing retirement. Dr. Swanson's experience and confidence in repairing my valve, gave me the confidence in choosing him.

I was in surgery for 3 hours and in ICU for 26 hours. I was walking around by the next day. I'm now walking 3 weeks later, 2-3 miles for each segment. I try to walk 2-3 segments a day.

I'm thrilled with my progress! Being healthy going into this and having a good surgeon made all the difference in my recovery."

Posted by Michelle King, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/17/2019

"Excellent surgeon! He made sure I understood what was happening every step of the way. He's the only doctor that has ever personally called me at home. He comes highly recommended by his peers. "

Posted by Debra Grote, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/22/2019

"We loved Dr. Swanson and his team. They are the best. Took very good care of me and my family members. I would highly recommend him. "

Posted by Fredrik Lounsbury, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/12/2017

"Exceeded all expectations! Just look at his amazing bio. I am a living happy example of his expertise."

Posted by Linda Reitano, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/16/2017

"Despite my weight and other health issues, Dr. Swanson said "all would be well" and it was. Three plus years later I'm 100 lbs lighter and still "tickin' ". He was the best part of the experience, and I look forward to many years that his skill has made possible for me. "

Posted by Bill Bard, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/25/2013

"Dr. Swanson is an excellent surgeon and a great human being. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I research all the surgical teams in the region and it was clear he is the best for mitral valve repair. Dr. Swanson trained with Carpentier, the guy who mostly invented modern mitral valve repair techniques. His recommendations from colleagues were sterling. One retired cardiologist I found called him "an inspired surgeon." Dr. Swanson does a very high volume of these repairs. His technical skill, knowledge, patience, and bedside manner are all as good as you're going to get. My outcomes were fantastic. I got a good repair and less than a year later am back to carrying my children and running 10+ miles. I feel better than I did before this repair. "

Posted by Jason Lathrop, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 04/06/2015

"Jeff Swanson is a consumate surgeon. He is a character and a friend to his patients. He has a stellar staff who really know what do do and when to do it. I was nervous.. I was concerned about being 80 years old. I didn't need to be. Providence took care of me wonderfully and I recommend them highly. Did I mention this great team saved my life?? Ron Nelson"

Posted by Ron Nelson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/31/2015

"My cardiologist said I was fortunate that Dr. Swanson was available to repair my mitral valve. He was right. Great surgeon, great cardiac team, and great hospital. I have had a rapid, uneventful recovery and am back to normal activity."

Posted by Jerry Woods, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/17/2015

"I recently completed aortic valve replacement and my cardiac surgeon was Dr. Jeffery Swanson of Portland Oregon. Yesterday, I completed my month checkup and I have had no problems and am making an excellent recovery. I had many questions before surgery and Dr. Swanson answered each and every question regarding the process and the procedures. He is assuring without sugar coating.

I knew exactly what to expect. He was reassuring to me and my family on the day of surgery. He visited me daily in the hospital and I was home within 5 days. I highly recommend Dr. Swanson as one of the outstanding cardiac surgeons in the Pacific Northwest if not the United States. "

Posted by Fran Gratchner, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/17/2015

"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson is a wonderful, top notch surgeon. His bedside manner is awesome. The results have been wonderful and his office is also very responsive to any questions. He has several PAs and a RN that also are available for questions and help if Dr. Swanson is in surgery. His receptionist is very professional and always gets the message to the correct person to return calls to you if they are out of the office."

Posted by Mark Hatleli, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 09/07/2012

"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson explained the surgery in detail and put me at ease -- since I was very anxious. He visited me daily while in the hospital. The follow- up visits were excellent. Dr. Swanson and his staff were very willing to answer questions."

Posted by Irene Boone, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 11/09/2012

"Portland, Oregon's top Cardiovascular surgeon and I have to agree. "

Posted by Steven Sherry, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 05/04/2010

"I had 6 months to research different kinds of valve replacement approaches. My first visit with Dr. Swanson was not what I expected. However, I went full circle and decided to go with his suggested surgery. I was 39 at the time of my surgery and I wanted to avoid the full sternotomy. Dr. Jeffrey Swanson performed it and I have to say that this was the way to go. I am extremely happy with his bedside manner and the result of my surgery. My surgery was done in 2.5 hours and was walking the next day. All what he told me about the post-op process was true. I was having dinner with friends 8 days after the surgery. Hitting balls and playing my first nine holes 8-9 weeks after the surgery. However, keep in mind I was 39. He just performed the same surgery in my wife's aunt and it's been also great. She's 70 and she was out of the hospital in less than a week. If you live close to Portland, Dr. Swanson is the guy."

Posted by Carles Pont, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 12/03/2010

"Great bedside manner! Great results! I highly recommend Dr. Jeffrey Swanson."

Posted by Geza Bosze, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/22/2010

"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson has a great bedside manner and I am very happy with the results."

Posted by Don Knapp, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/19/2005

"Dr. Jeffrey Swanson always had time to explain things -- as if I was his only patient. Its been only 9 days since surgery and recovering great."

Posted by Louie Peckham, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/11/2009

"Dr. Swanson is an excellent surgeon with over 3,000 valve replacement accomplished over his career. Straight shooter, great caring manner. Surgery also included replacement of ascending aorta as well as new valve and was over in 3 1/2 hours. Home on the 5th day following surgery and recovering well."

Posted by Kerrigan Gray, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/19/2009