About Dr. Patrick Rudersdorf,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Patrick Rudersdorf and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Creighton University Medical School in 2008. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including St. Anthony Hospital and Penrose Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my empathy demonstrated towards patients and their families. My father had open heart surgery. I spent every night with him when he was in the hospital. So, I know what patients go through during this difficult time - the emotions, the fear and the anxiety. It's my job to help them feel better as soon as possible. I really value the connections I make with my patients.
I also feel that my commitment to using the most advanced minimally-invasive techniques for heart valve surgery helps my patients experience less pain and recover faster.
3 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Rudersdorf saved my life. I felt peace from the moment I met him."
-- April Westbrook, heart valve surgery patient
"I am a retired interventional cardiologist who suffered a massive pulmonary embolism on November 2, 2019. Quite simply Dr. Rudersdorf saved my life performing an emergency open chest embolectomy.
I am no stranger to dealing with cardiac surgeons and I was extremely impressed with his humanity and skill. One year later I am enjoying life with no sequela in a vigorous retirement. Thank you Patrick!"
-- William Groh, Pulmonary Valve, Median Sternotomy, 11/02/2019
-- Alan Seltz, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Transcatheter, 11/09/2018
I recently had an echocardiogram. And the new valve is working perfectly. The technician commented on the excellent work done by the surgeon in replacing the valve."
-- Daniel Kucera, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 11/02/2017
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Minimally-invasive cardiac surgery
- Aortic valve repair and replacement
- Aortic aneurysms and atrial fibrillation (AFib)
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Aneurysms of the thoracic aorta
- Surgical outcomes of heart valve patients
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Patrick Rudersdorf, heart surgeon, graduated from Creighton University Medical School in 2008.
After medical school, Dr. Rudersdorf completed a General Surgery Residency at University of California, Irvine (2008) and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at University of California, Los Angeles (2015).
Dr. Rudersdorf is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
In 2018, Dr. Rudersdorf was voted a "Top Doctor" by peers for his pursuit of healthy hearts.
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The office of Dr. Rudersdorf is located at 11700 W. 2nd Place, Suite 280, Lakewood, CO 80228. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: November 24, 2020