Dr. Patrick De Valeria
, Heart Surgeon
- Unregistered Surgeon
Patient Recommendations (6)
"Dr De Valeria performed a valve sparing aortic aneurysm graft of my ascending aorta and part of my aortic root. He is a highly skilled heart surgeon, recommend by his peers at Mayo Clinic and rated in the top 10% by Castle Connolly. He has performed a variety of heart surgeries and told me that he performs about 50 operations a year comparable to mine. He always took the time to explain everything to me and to ensure all my questions were answered before ending the appointment. The aneurysms had to be repaired but he laid out my options for my aortic valve: tissue, mechanical, or spare the valve as it was well functioning, as well as the expected outcomes for each. Before completing the surgery he was careful to check my bicuspid aortic valve for leakage. It was minimal post surgery but progressed to moderate leakage over the next year, but has been stable with no change for over 5 years now. I highly recommend him. "
Posted by Donald Peters, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 05/22/2013