Dr. Leonard Girardi
Heart Surgeon

New York City, NY
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (22)

"Professional and very knowledgeable. Explained to me the procedure."

Posted by John Carlone, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 08/20/2018

"Dr. Girardi is a caring surgeon and teaching physician at Weill Cornell. My aorta had a 6.7 cm aneurysm when I was diagnosed by my primary care and Cardiologist. This destroyed my native aortic valve which was replaced with a bovine valve along with the aortic graft of the ascending aorta.

Dr. Girardi understood that I was just changing jobs at the time but emphasized that "I know the timing stinks but get this done now. The difference between elective and emergency surgery is like the choice between life and death." I called my new job and they gave me all the time I needed.

Follow up care saw Dr Girardi followed by a train of learning surgeons like goslings after their mother. His time was brief but his sincerity was very present. I owe him my life and eternal gratitude. "

Posted by William Durkin, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 06/02/2015

"Had AVR surgery on Thursday morning. Moved from Cardiac ICU on Sunday, and discharged on Monday afternoon. Wonderful team, visited every morning. Great bedside manner from entire Hospital staff."

Posted by David Yetman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/25/2015

"Dr. Girardi is a very professional, skilled surgeon supported by team of capable & dedicated assistants & nurses. They put me at ease throughout my stay at NY Presbyterian from admission to discharge."

Posted by John Deysher, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/07/2016

"Superb care and the best surgeon in United States."

Posted by Richard Funaro, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 08/28/2018

"He was very matter of fact in explaining what my experience would be. I was very confident of his abilities as I reviewed his track record online which indicated he did a lot of valve replacement surgeries successfully. The surgery was done as he said and within 2 months of my surgery I was playing tennis. He had a great team working with him, the hospital was excellent and I highly recommend him."

Posted by Charlie Silver, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/14/2016

"I also had an aneurysm repair . Dr Gerardi and his team are incredibly skilled and compassionate. He saved my life. I highly recommend him."

Posted by Jackie Taylor, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/06/2018

"Excellent surgeon and good results (so far)!"

Posted by Guy Blachman, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/01/2014

"Good guy, very professional. Head of NY Presbyterian. Knows his business as does the hospital staff. Had a great outcome."

Posted by Steve Moore, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/16/2016

"Wonderful doctor, wonderful hospital and wonderful staff. This doctor is gifted!"

Posted by Barbara Vitale, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/03/2012

"The very best including bedside manners. The whole team top drawer."

Posted by John Goyette, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 03/29/2013

"Dr. Girardi is beyond busy, but he spent the time before and after surgery to explain everything to me. The doctors I've spoke to have said Dr. Leonard Girardi is the best in the country."

Posted by Michael Kramer, Mitral Valve, Root Replacement, David Procedure, 12/11/2012

"I interviewed three different world class, famous surgeons in deciding how to deal with my leaking aortic valve and ascending aorta aneurysm. They each, surprisingly, recommended a completely different solution -- the Ross Procedure from a surgeon at Mt. Sinai; valve repair from a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic; and the Bental Procedure with a cow valve, and dacron tube for the aneurysm, which I chose, from Dr. Girardi at New York Presbyterian-Cornell). He was confidence inspiring from the first meeting, and a wonderful surgeon. The surgery was very successful, and other than a two-day atrial fibrillation problem near the end of my hospital stay, I've had no problems. In fact, I was back to work part-time after 3-1/2 weeks, and fully back to my life after about 5 or 6 weeks. I have subsequently spoken with many people about Dr. Girardi, and believe he may be the best in the country at Aortic valve replacements and similar surgeries. He answered all my questions at all times, and made plenty of time for me on his hospital rounds each day. I highly recommend him."

Posted by George Majoros, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/24/2012

"Dr. Girardi is an excellent surgeon. He has wonderful bedside manner. Highly competent. "

Posted by BARBARA Simpson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/13/2012

"Dr. Girardi was outstanding from the first meeting through the follow up. "

Posted by Gail Razler, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 08/10/2011

"Simply put, Dr. Girardi is an amazing surgeon. His confidence is inspiring and comforting. As one of the top surgeons in NYC, he is very understated. His work speaks for him. He is a great guy too. He spent the time necessary, before, during and after for me to understand what was going on and to be comfortable. Thank You Dr. Girardi for you and your team's excellence!"

Posted by Mitchel Friedman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 02/02/2012

"GREAT bedside manner... Great result... Great!"

Posted by vincent T siano, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/31/2011

"Dr. Girardi and his entire support team are awesome. Dr. Girardi takes time with you to explain how your condition occurred and what your options are to fix it. I personally saw three physicians in total. Dr. Girardi is the only one of the three which spent the time to explain all the options. After the surgery he continues to care and be attentive, his support is unbelievable supportive and caring after surgery. After you're released the support staff is there continuously to answer all questions and concerns. It is over one year since the operation and I feel like it never even happened, and the scar is very minimal. God Bless Dr. Girardi. "

Posted by Gary Bass, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/24/2010

"Dr. Girardi and his entire team made me feel comfortable and confident. This attention was from my first visit to my last."

Posted by susan klapkin, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/13/2011

"Dr Girardi was excellent; always available; keeps you informed; truly a concerned doctor."

Posted by nicholas speranza, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/08/2009

"Dr. Girardi is a wonderful surgeon and person. His bedside manner is excellent. He was very patient in responding to all of my pre-surgery questions and concerns. He is a highly knowledgeable and dedicated physician who instilled confidence through his heightened sensitivity!"

Posted by esther belott, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/01/2010

"Dr. Giardi and his team were outstanding. As a re-op patient he made the second time even easier than the first operation. He spent a lot of time with my wife and I prior to surgery explaining the pros and cons the mechanical valve. After the surgery he/team were there and are still there to answer my questions. It's been almost 3 months and I have returned to work, feel great and look forward to many happy days!!! I couldn't have done it without Dr. Girardi."

Posted by John Emanuel, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/07/2009