Dr. Jeffrey Gaca
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (5)
"Dr. Gaca was fantastic! I looked at numerous hospitals and surgeons and send my scans/records to 5 surgeons. I met or communicated via email/voice with all of them. I can't really explain it but based on the recommendations and my communication with Dr. Gaca, I decided he was my surgeon and Duke University Hospital was a great place to have my procedure. Dr Gaca performed a Bentall Procedure, replacing my aortic Valve with a biomechanical valve (Edwards Inspiris Resilia) as well as my ascending aorta from root to arch with a dacron graft. He did the surgery in 3 hours even though we expected it could take as long as 6 hours. He said he saw everything he thought he would see and it went smoothly. The staff at Duke were outstanding. The ICU staff did an awesome job getting me up and walking and ready to move to step down. I received wonderful care from everyone at Duke. I am almost 6 months out now and feeling great. Just ran a 5K road race. I cannot say enough good things about Dr Gaca and his team. Highly recommend."
Posted by Joey Hardee, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 06/18/2019