Dr. Michael Tong
Dr. Michael Tong
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
About Dr. Michael Tong,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Michael Tong and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 2006. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I love cardiac surgery because of the tremendous positive impact I can make in the lives of patients. There is no greater personal joy and satisfaction than being able to help patients in their journey from crippling symptoms to health.
I recognize that no two patients are alike and believe in delivering personalized care to each and every patient. I am patient, thoughtful, empathetic and detail oriented.
8 Patient Reviews for
"I underwent a very high risk surgery with the amazing Dr. Tong. My proposed surgery was an exceedingly difficult undertaking because I had radiation heart disease, which meant there was extensive fibrosis through out my chest plus I was a re-do sternotomy, which made getting through the sternum difficult because of scar tissue.
I met with Dr. Tong in Cleveland where he reviewed my home records and ordered new tests and reviewed everything with me extensively. I was struck by his kindness and compassion as well as his interest in my case. We met again before the surgery and I felt very reassured by his intelligence and knowledge about this specialized type of procedure. The surgery was seven and half hours long, shorter than expected because he didn't have to do the commando procedure but did have to replace part of the aorta. I won't lie, the first few days were rough in the ICU but I had almost no pain. The ICU nurses were amazing and took good care of me. I had a few expected complications, but with the nature of my difficult case I expected them.
Dr. Tong is a wonderful, gifted surgeon. If I needed further work I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. His bedside manner is superior and genuine, and he sincerely cares about his patients. He visited me in the ICU after the surgery and once in the step-down, which I wasn't expecting but I think he was concerned and he is a very caring physician.
The combination of surgical skill and knowledge plus compassion make him a truly remarkable surgeon. Thank you Dr. Tong!"
-- Miriam St. Clair, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/19/2022
"Dr. Tong is one of the nicest guys you ever want to meet and he saved my life. I just want to say thank you and I recommend him 10 times over."
-- Ed Kilbourne, Pulmonary Valve, 10/12/2021
"Dr. Tong is an excellent communicator. He is calm and confident in his demeanor and knowledgeable. He handled my Aortic Valve replacement and Bypass for one artery in the same procedure."
-- Thomas Micek, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 08/21/2020
"This surgeon is absolutely amazing! I felt very confident in Dr. Tong on my first visit with him. He is very personal and caring. He is one of those people that can display his intelligence, confidence,kindness merely by his disposition. I was blessed to have the best I believe to perform the procedures, Dr. Tong completed for me. This is Day 5 after surgery I am getting my legs back underneath me again. All tests I believe are positive and if and when I ever required a heart surgery again I would be trying to find Dr. Tong to perform. Highly recommend him to anyone facing this! Stressful time going into the unknown for me, but I feel I couldn’t have got anyone better ( so do others as well)!"
-- John Adderley , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, Maze Procedure, 02/18/2019
"Michael Tong is a excellent skilled, compassionate surgeon. I can't say enough good things about his surgical team. All the nurse practitioners were wonderful. You will be well taken care of with this team."
-- Peggie Lieske, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/11/2018
"I had a great experience with my AVR in May 2018 with Dr. Tong, his staff, and the nursing staff at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. I think Dr. Tong could have completed my surgery blind folded and with one arm tied behind his back. Fortunately, he didn't, but I felt comfortable with him as my surgeon the entire time."
-- Fred Seling, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/04/2018
"I had an amazing experience at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Tong met with us and went over everything about the surgery and what to expect. He also answered all of our questions and spent time with us. We never felt rushed and he had a very calming manner. We felt very confident after meeting with Dr. Tong about my surgery.
After surgery, he assured us that everything went very well and that I would recover nicely. I would give Dr. Tong a + 10 rating , 10 being the best."
-- Karen Shearer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 10/07/2016
"I found Dr. Tong absolutely amazing. his explanations before surgery, his attention to me after surgery and his ongoing care has been wonderful. I thoroughly have confidence in him and would be more than pleased to recommend him to anyone."
-- Paul Hincke, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/07/2016
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Complex cardiac disease
- Heart transplantation
- Lung transplantation
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Clinical outcomes improvement research
- Heart failure, heart transplantation and mechanical assist devices
- Lung transplantation
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Michael Tong, heart surgeon, graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 2006.
After medical school, Dr. Tong completed a General Surgery Residency at University of Western Ontario in 2006 and a Cardiac Surgery Residency at Western Ontario Hospital in 2012.
Dr. Tong is board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in cardiac surgery. Dr. Tong is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
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Page last updated: November 27, 2022