Dr. Kwok Yun
Heart Surgeon

Los Angeles, CA
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (4)

"Dr. Kwok Yun in Los Angeles, CA was highly recommended by our cardiologist due to the nature of my Barlow's mitral heart valves. We met with Dr. Yun and he answered all of our questions with honesty and clarity. He was very approachable, skillful, and professional with strong bedside manners.

Dr. Yun is known for his high rate of successful valve repairs even in complicated cases. In our case, he was very upfront that my valves not only suffered from Barlow's but that they also contained moderate amounts of calcification. This combination posed a very real possibility that I would not be a candidate for a repair. However, Dr. Yun reassured us that he would do everything in his power to repair my valves. We moved forward and had the surgery.

I would love to say that I had a repair but the amount of damage was greater than what the angiogram had shown. Dr. Yun instead did a valve replacement but in the process worked very hard and skillfully in removing the calcification in order to be able to sew in the annulus ring. After the surgery, he communicated all this to my wife and a few days later came to my room to see how I was doing. He once again explained the reasons behind the replacement.

In the end, I am grateful that I had a very skillful surgeon doing my surgery. The complexity of my case required someone who could navigate not only the Barlow's but also the calcification. If I needed another surgery, Dr. Yun would be my first choice!"

Posted by Steve Bond, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/31/2013

"My surgery with Dr. Yun was flawless. I give him the highest recommendation."

Posted by Steve Granick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/20/2011

"I was very pleased with Dr. Yun and his attention to my concerns prior to surgery. Even though I had met with another doctor on his team for my pre-op, when I still had questions the following day I called his office and he happily returned my phone call that day. My valve repair turned out to be a little more difficult than he had expected but he took the time to complete the repair rather then proceed with a replacement. Not a huge amount of bedside manner but technically excellent and in the end that is what I needed."

Posted by Richard Siler, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/07/2009

"The best care imaginable. Dr. Yun explained everything in detail prior to surgery. Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles is at the top of their field when it comes to valve replacement/repair surgery. "

Posted by Brenda Iavicoli, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 09/16/2008