Dr. Paul Weldner
Heart Surgeon

Portland, ME
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (6)

"Dr. Paul Weldner is, in my opinion, that rare combination of kind human being, gentleman, and surgeon whose talent is second to none. Pre and post operation, my family members and I were treated with the utmost of respect and kindness. Upon my first visit, Dr. Weldner took the time necessary to dispel all misconceptions I had about several aspects of the procedure facing me. He gave me the best information and the most accurate data available, which allowed me to make the inevitable and tough decisions concerning my care. Dr Weldner performs an incredible number of minimally invasive heart surgeries and I felt that nothing was left to chance, his level of precision exacting. My mini AVR incision is precisely just two inches in length, and my recovery has been rapid and complication free."

Posted by Todd Burpee, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/05/2011

"Dr. Paul Weldner is a man who is passionate about his calling. As of late November, 2011, he had done nearly 130 mini-sternotomy procedures for the year. Indeed, in all of the New England region, including the hospital-dense Boston area, Dr. Weldner performs more minis than any other surgeon. He has selected only two anesthetists to work with him on mini procedures; nothing is left to chance, his level of precision exacting. My mini AVR incision is only two inches in length, and my recovery, three weeks out as of this writing, has been but a steep curve skyward. Dr Weldner is also a man of compassion. During our pre-op interview, my wife and I had no sense of being rushed, but rather, Dr. Weldner took the time necessary to dispel all misconceptions we had about several aspects of the procedure facing us. He gave me the best information and the most accurate data available, which allowed me to make the tough decisions, such as which valve type to choose, with a high level of reassurance and confidence. Pre and post operation, my family members were treated with the utmost respect and kindness. Dr. Weldner is, in my opinion, that rare combination of kind human being, gentleman, and surgeon who's talent is second to none."

Posted by Todd Burpee, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/05/2011

"Good orientation, painless surgery, routine recovery. Extremely pleased with Dr. Weldner, his assistant, and the entire experience. I also think everyone should read Adam Pick's book first."

Posted by Harold Ellis, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/14/2010

"Dr. Weldner was very good at explaining the different types of options I had before the surgery in laymens terms. He made me feel confident in my choice of valve and told me what to expect during recovery. He is a very upbeat and positive doctor who will talk to you as a person, not just a patient. When the hospital staff (nurses, technicians, etc) found out he was my doctor, they told me I made a wise choice. I was told his patients recover at a faster pace then other surgeons. I am proof of that. I highly recommend Dr. Weldner."

Posted by David Belisle, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 11/10/2009

"Dr. Weldner was very good at explaining the procedure before my surgery. He was available to answer any questions I may have had after my surgery. Everything went very well and my recovery is going incredibly smooth."

Posted by David Belisle, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 11/10/2009

"Dr. Weldner is very competent knowledgeable. We interviewed him before our selection and found him as such,and I had the surgery in two days. I wanted to have minimally invasive surgery, which he does, but after talking with him I decided on conventional surgery. He took the time to explain everything and answer all our questions. After coming out of ICU I was surprised how well I felt. Dr. Weldner did a great job and I highly recommend him. "

Posted by Joseph Grickis, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/24/2009