About Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Saint Alphonsus. Read more...

35 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Farivar

Patient Review of Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar

"Dr. Farivar is very easy to talk to and made me feel like I wasn't just another patient. Even at my one month follow-up appointment, he took the time to answer any outstanding concerns or questions to make sure I would get the most success out of my recovery and back to a normal, healthy life. I would highly recommend him to anyone!"

-- Tammi Gunwall, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 01/07/2015

"We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Farivar in Boise. My husband's experience was better than anything we could have expected and his recovery has been easy, if that’s even possible. He had a triple bypass and came home 5 days later without needing any pain medication except regular Tylenol the first week.

The flexible plate and type of process Dr. Farivar uses makes the healing process heads above the typical treatment. Our neighbor and my father (two bypasses) are amazed at his recovery and lack of pain.

Dr. Farivar’s, PA, Anna, is knowledgeable, helpful with a great bedside manner. We both enjoyed seeing her and getting to know her.

Beyond grateful!! Thank you!"

-- Richard Engelhardt, Aortic Valve, Coronary Artery Bypass, 03/19/2024

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally-invasive heart surgery techniques
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic valve replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Non-invasive surgery including aortic and mitral valves using TAVR and TMVR devices
  • Under-treated aortic stenosis, aortic aneurysm therapy and atrial fibrillation treatments (including the Maze procedure)
  • Re-operative surgery, octogenerian surgery and bloodless cardiac surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar, heart surgeon, graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1998.

After medical school, Dr. Farivar completed residencies at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Today, Dr. Farivar is the Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Saint Alphonsus. He is specialty-trained in cardiothoracic surgery, specifically in minimally-invasive techniques for heart valve repair and heart valve replacement.

Dr. Farivar has performed over 2,000 heart valve operations including 1,000+ aortic valve replacements and 1,000+ mitral valve repairs.

In the United States, Dr. Farivar was the first surgeon to perform commercial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as well as the first surgeon to perform transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) using the Tendyne device. (TAVR and TMVR procedures typically do not require the patient to have an incision to their chest or ribs and patients are not required to be on the heart-lung machine.)

During his 20+ year career, Dr. Farivar has received several acknowledgements including the Castle Connolly "Top Doctors" award.

Previously, Dr. Farivar was the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Dr. Farivar is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar, MD

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The office of Dr. Farivar is located at 6140 W. Curtisan Avenue, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83704. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Farivar in this video:

  • Surgeon Q&A: Will CardiaMend Stop Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation?

Page last updated: April 11, 2024