Dr. Michael Petracek
Heart Surgeon

Nashville, TN
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (4)

"Dr. Michael Petracek saved my life for which I am eternally grateful."

Posted by Dorothy Diane Thomas, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 09/11/2008

"I had an aortic valve replacement with a St. Jude mechanical valve and a repair of an enlarged aorta. Doctor Petracek is one of the top valve surgeons in the world and has over 5000 valve surgeries under his belt and 9000 heart surgeries. He works at Vanderbilt and the Cardiac unit is all new. The Nurse Practitioners are top notch and know their stuff as well. Petracek is all business and that is what you want with your heart surgeon. He saw me and explained exactly what would be done, the procedure, time and risks. The Nurse Practitioners are very nice and go above and beyond! If you can get in to see him at Vanderbilt, then I suggest you do it!"

Posted by Thomas Deakins, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/15/2009

"Dr Petracek performed surgery on my dad. Dad was a very high risk patient. Due to the expert care from Dr Petracek and the staff at Vanderbilt Hospital, dad has come home and is doing great. "

Posted by D Mears, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/13/2009

"I did research to find the best valve replacement doctor. Petracek is the the absolute best. Successful surgery, easy recovery. Everyone in the hospital, even down to the parking attendants was kind and thoughtful. Very positive experience. I am 84 years old."

Posted by Charles Atkinson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/05/2008