About Dr. Pietro Bajona,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Pietro Bajona and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Ferrara, Italy in 2003. To date, I have performed approximately 2,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Allegheny General Hospital and Forbes Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is identifying a human, dedicated and tailored treatment approach to each patient.
7 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Bajona is not only a gifted surgeon but a genuinely good man. His kindness, his willingness to answer questions, his patience, his friendliness, and his expertise all made what was a nerve-racking experience much less so for me as well as for my wife. Should the need arise, I would not hesitate to recommend him to a family member or a friend as my surgery and recovery went extremely well."
-- Thomas Miscik, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/31/2022
"Dr. Bajona is very patient and answered all of my questions. He explained the procedure well beforehand. I could not be happier with his work on me and his care afterwards. I had my surgery on a Monday morning and I was walking the halls of the hospital the next day. On Friday morning, I walked out of the hospital and went home. I would recommend him to anybody who needed heart surgery."
-- Justin Decheck, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/17/2022
Nearly 60 days has passed since surgery, I've had no complications from the surgery and am of the opinion it was entirely successful. I would highly recommend Dr. Bajona. "
-- John Alexander, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/21/2021
After the cardiac team had reviewed my case, I received a personal phone call from Dr. Bajona, not a staff member, providing the team, and his, recommendation, including why the team, and he, did not recommend other options. I was not rushed into making a decision and Dr. Bajona answered all of my questions, as well as provided me with how to reach him should I have any additional questions after our phone call. I originally selected Dr. Bajona for a 2nd opinion because of his background and credentials, but selected him for my surgeon because of all the additional positive attributes he brought in addition to his skill.
I have a very high level of fear when it comes to needles, etc. In fact, I left my pre-op visit in tears due to fear when I learned I would be briefly put on a vent after surgery. Dr. Bajona and his team were comforting and reassuring, which got me through the surgery. I am thankful that I was asked if I wanted a detail or summary of what to expect on the day of surgery and during recovery. I asked for the details, which enhanced my initial fear but it actually helped me to understand what was going on from start to finish when the day of surgery arrived. I knew exactly what was happening and it helped me to stay calm. My surgery went very well and my outcomes have been wonderful.
During my recovery at home, Dr. Bajona & his team were available to answer any questions or concerns and returned all of my calls promptly. I would certainly not hesitate to recommend Dr. Bajona. I feel very blessed and filled with gratitude that Dr. Bajona was available to perform my procedure. If you are looking for a cardiac surgeon in the Pittsburgh area that is highly skilled and cares about his patients, please consider Dr. Bajona.
I had my procedure performed at Allegheny Health in Pittsburgh and my entire experience was positive. I have no regrets."
-- l s, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/14/2021
-- Victoria Mcgowan, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 11/15/2021
-- Blaise Dinatale, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 10/11/2021
Right now, I am in a stable situation and happy because Doctor Bajona helped me to recover and rid of my experience of being weak and frustrated. In conclusion, I keep thanking God for sending Dr. Bajona, so I can feel more strong and healthy."
-- Hamdiyah Alatbee, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 04/03/2015
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Mitral valve surgery
- Atrial fibrillation surgery
- Surgery for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Heart valve repair using new technologies including Neochord
- New approaches to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treatment
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Pietro Bajona, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Ferrara, Italy in 2003.
After medical school, Dr. Bajona completed his residency at the University of Pisa, Italy in 2008. He then completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, also in 2008.
Dr. Bajona furthered his specialty with a Clinical Fellowship at the University of Toronto in 2010 and a Clinical Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Minnesota in 2013.
Dr. Bajona is board certified by the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Bajona also earned a PhD in Translational Science applied to Mitral Valve treatment.
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The office of Dr. Bajona is located at 320 East North Avenue, 14th Floor, South Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Pietro Bajona
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Heart Valve Disease: Questions & Answers with Dr. Pietro Bajona
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Page last updated: April 1, 2023