About Dr. Marc Gerdisch,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Marc Gerdisch and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 6,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Franciscan Health Heart Valve Center. Read more...

136 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Gerdisch

Patient Review of Dr. Marc Gerdisch

"Dr. Marc Gerdisch’s bedside manner was impeccable. All of my questions were answered before and after my mitral valve repair."

-- Angie Gregory, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 02/10/2012

"I don’t know that I can adequately express my thankfulness and appreciation for Dr. Gerdisch and his entire team. One of the top surgeons in cardio-thoracic surgery in the country, Dr. Gerdisch, instilled confidence from our first appointment through his impeccable bed side manner and direct approach.

His reputation as a skilled surgeon did not disappoint and I was feeling better on day three post-op than I had the entire previous year. There were more repairs to be done than we knew once he was operating but he was able to repair my badly shredded mitral valve, apply a left atrial appendage clip and restore my quality of life even very early on.

The attention to detail by his entire team at Franciscan Health to avoid infection and complications is unmatched. I felt completely confident and prepared by the pre-surgical team and post surgery was given personal cell numbers for himself and his phenomenal NP Cindy.

After care has been amazing from being encouraged to call for any concerns to home health care nursing visits at home. I’ve appreciated the no opioid approach to recovery and rigid sternal fixation plate closure to my sternotomy has allowed me to use my arms since day 2 and has no doubt made my recovery easier.

I cannot thank this team enough and I’d repeat and highly recommend this team over and over again!"

-- Marci Ralph, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/28/2024

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Mitral valve repair and reconstruction; Aortic valve repair and root surgery
  • Redo cardiac surgeries and complex multi-valve operations

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Cardiac tissue regeneration
  • Next generation heart valves and aortic valve repair
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Marc Gerdisch, heart surgeon, graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1987.

Dr. Marc Gerdisch is the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Franciscan Health Heart Center and the Co-Medical Director of the Heart Valve Center at Franciscan Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Marc Gerdisch is an independent physician and senior partner of 26 years with Cardiac Surgery Associates, who chooses to practice at Franciscan Health.

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with Dr. Marc Gerdisch, MD

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The office of Dr. Gerdisch is located at 8051 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite 365, Indianapolis, IN 46237. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Marc Gerdisch

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Gerdisch in these videos:

  • Heart Valve Surgery: Top 5 Facts for Newly Diagnosed Patients
  • Rapid Recovery Protocol 2.0: Accelerated Approach for Patient Recovery
  • Surgeon Q&A: Removing the Ventilator Tube After Heart Surgery
  • Surgeon Q&A: Restarting the Heart After Cardiac Surgery
  • New Approach to Pain Management After Heart Valve Surgery: Patient Insights with Dr. Marc Gerdisch
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Valve Disease: Surgeon Insights with Dr. Marc Gerdisch
  • Heart Valve Calcification & Stroke Risk: What Should Patients Know?
  • Baby Aspirin After Heart Surgery: What Should Patients Know?
  • The MitraClip: "Will It Help My Mom?" asks Brian
  • Ask Dr. Gerdisch: Coronary Artery Disease & Heart Valve Surgery
  • Patient Webinar: Advances in Aortic Valve Surgery with 3D Imaging & Artificial Intelligence
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse: Will I Need Heart Surgery?
  • Patient Webinar: The 5 Myths of Heart Valve Surgery Webinar with Dr. Marc Gerdisch
  • Operating Room Insights: The Different Faces of Mitral Valve Disease
  • Rapid Recovery Protocol for Heart Surgery: 4 Patient Success Stories
  • Surgeon Q&A: The Watchman, Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Valve Disease with Dr. Marc Gerdisch
  • Janet's Patient Success Story: Why I Wanted A Mitral Valve Repair By Dr. Gerdisch
  • Heart Valve Patient Webinar: Ask Dr. Gerdisch Anything!
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Page last updated: May 17, 2024