Dr. Sameh Said

Dr. Sameh Said
Heart Surgeon

Valhalla, NY
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (20)

"Dr. Said was very professional, the follow up after the surgery was great and everything has been going well during recovery."

Posted by Jacob Ostby, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/15/2021

"Dr. Said was wonderful! He was so informative and patient during our pre-surgery video call. After her operation he was very thorough explaining what he did during the procedure. We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome!

Dr. Said was also very kind to us every time he checked in on her during our hospital stay, and he always made sure to answer all of our questions. We couldn’t be more satisfied with his care! We are so thankful for what he did for our daughter!"

Posted by Kaylin Faust, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/02/2020

"Dr. Said was awesome in explaining the process to me in common terms. I feel lucky he was able to repair my mitral valve. He came every day to check on me after surgery. The yearly checkups show that he did an excellent job. I think of him every day for the quality of life he has given me. Thank you Dr. Said!!! I would recommend him to anyone!!!"

Posted by Keith Kenny, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/11/2016

"Trustworthy - I felt I could trust him with my son’s life. Of course I had few options because his heart needed repair but from the moment Dr. Said walked in the door, I felt at ease.

He described what would happen in solid detail. I didn’t feel too overwhelmed listening to him. I know this because I could repeat back to him what I got out of his medical jargon & he comfortably broke it down for me to truly comprehend. I appreciate this so much being foreign from the medical world.

Besides being incredibly brilliant, he also had wonderful bedside manner. He made my son feel “seen & heard” as well as his parents. I didn’t once feel like I was being treated as another name on another file. I felt a mutual respect which doesn’t always come naturally for doctors/surgeons.

When my son had to have a SECOND open heart surgery within a week from the first, it was a very difficult moment. However Dr. Said made the news easier to handle because of his confidence. He was knew what happened, he knew how to fix it & he knew he could do it. What more could I ask for from a surgeon as a mom? Dr. Said will forever be someone I keep close in my heart. He will be treasured by anyone who works with him."

Posted by Shannon Hennen, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 07/02/2020

"Words truly cannot express my gratitude to Dr. Said. Any question I had was answered in an easy to understand way which really set my mind at ease. I'm now two months out after having my procedure and I feel amazing!

My energy levels have returned and my overall health is great! Dr. Said and his team are wonderful and kind professionals who really care about their patients. Once again thank you for all that you have done."

Posted by Trevor Brown, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Ross Procedure, 04/23/2020

"Dr. Said was very explanatory and told us about all of the options in a thorough manner. He made me feel very comfortable going into surgery."

Posted by Jackson Elworthy, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 06/05/2020

"We would like to thank Dr. Said for all he did for Annie during her stay in the hospital. We greatly appreciate all the times he answered our questions. It is very comforting to have a better understanding of her medical care. The drawing Dr. Said did was fabulous. Dr. Said is a wonderful educator and a very talented physician. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Said as part of Annie's medical team. "

Posted by Annie S, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/15/2019

"Thank you doesn't seem like enough for what Dr. Said did for my Dad. His skill and expertise is a rare and needed art for those in need. We look forward to staying in touch with Dr. Said for continued care. Blessings to Dr. Said."

Posted by Kenneth M, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/26/2015

"Thanks to Dr. Said for taking my case and for getting me through my recent surgery. We have been so blessed to receive care from Dr. Said and appreciate the kindness and excellent pre- and post-op care!

God has blessed Dr. Said with tremendous talent and we are thankful that he helped me in resolving my symptoms! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

Posted by Keri M, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 03/28/2017

"On the 14th of March, I rolled into the surgery to split my chest open to repair a faulty mitral valve. Dr. Said and his team are outstanding. Thank you for being the caregiver you are! Being on the receiving end for me is not easy. I am used to doing so much for others. Thank you for slowly gaining my strength back. Thank you! "

Posted by Bruno G, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/14/2016

"We wanted to thank Dr. Said so much for all he did to help Wayne with his heart. What a blessing Dr. Said has been! We are so thankful for Dr. Said using your talents and abilities to make such a difference in our lives!

Thank you for being such a wonderful doctor for Wayne and for your encouragement to both me (Margie) and our family!

We are so thankful for all the excellent care we received! Wayne & Margie "

Posted by Wayne E, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/11/2017

"Thank to Dr. Said for all that he does to make this world a better place. May God continue to enrich his life with blessings and grant him favor in all that Dr. Said does. We appreciate you. "

Posted by Loretta M, Pulmonary Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/22/2016

"It has been almost seven months since Dr. Said performed the Ross procedure on my 62-year old heart. I realized that any other doctor would have given me the standard two options for aortic valve replacement. Although they are life-saving, I know they come with issues. I am so very grateful that Dr. Said offered me a third option. Thank you!

I am active in the garden and have even started my own gardening blog. We hiked in Colorado over labor day and plan to go skiing in February. I feel great-better than I have in years. Thank you for taking the care to preserve my lifestyle."

Posted by Rosanne M, Aortic Valve, Ross Procedure, 03/05/2018

"I just wanted to thank Dr. Said so much for everything he did. He saved my life and I can't thank him enough for that. He is an amazing surgeon. "

Posted by Jaeden W, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/17/2018

"Thanks to Dr. Said for sharing his knowledge, his kindness and caring. Since my heart surgery last April, my health has so greatly improved under his guidance. I am totally so thankful to Dr. Said."

Posted by Larry W., Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/09/2018

"One year ago today, Dr. Said spent 8 long hours operating on me to replace my mitral and tricuspid valves. Nineteen days later, I was released from the hospital and returned home.

My cardiologist regularly says, “Why didn’t we do this to start with?” So far, my health has been good and my quality of life is wonderful. Within reason, I am able to do pretty much what I want to do.

We think of Dr. Said often and thank God for the skills he has that lengthened his life. We thank Dr. Said from the bottom of our hearts for his excellent care. "

Posted by Bob P., Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/21/2018

"I want to thank Dr. Said for his excellent care and concern. I am so happy he was able to work me right in and I did not have to worry any longer.

I started cardiac rehab last week and their EKG shows me in good sinus rhythm. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Dr. Said and his staff. Thanks so much."

Posted by Martin R., Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 02/09/2016

"I feel stronger every day and the new heart is just incredible. Well worth the struggle of recovery. I am also pleased with the scar and I am hopeful that the rate and rhythm will eventually become stable so no further intervention is needed. Fingers crossed!

I know I’ve said this many times, but I’m thankful to have found Dr. Said and his medical team for treatment. I know I got the best care possible from Dr. Said, a truly gifted surgeon and his entire staff.

Lastly, I just wanted to send a big thank you from our family. Dr. Said can add us to his collection of grateful families. He has made a big impact on our lives and we are so thankful!"

Posted by Christine R., Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/12/2016

"Thanks to Dr. Said for being my husband's surgeon. He will never know how much we appreciate him for taking such care and perfection in performing my husband's surgery back in July. We have been thinking of Dr. Said during this holiday season and wanted to thank him for all that he has done. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. We were fortunate and Dr. Said is the best. Thank you again!"

Posted by Monica L., Pulmonary Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/15/2016

"Dr. Said and his team were excellent. Within a comfortable professionalism, they were sensitive, kind and caring. They took the time to explain my status and answer my questions in an easily understood manner. They were aware of my clinical status at all times as they made frequent visits in the intensive care unit and step-down unit; not just daily, but two to three times a day.

My clinical situation was complicated. I had had previous mitral and aortic mechanical valves implanted as well as a repair of the tricuspid valve. Despite months of monitoring and blood thinner adjustments by my local physicians, I continued to have MRI evidence and some clinical evidence of strokes. As a result, surgery was planned to replace the mechanical valves with tissue valves. On the Monday before the planned surgery on Friday, I had a stroke while staying in a hotel in Rochester. This resulted in ER admission and hospitalization until the heart surgery on Friday. I have recovered from surgery and have no weakness from the strokes thanks to the care at St. Mary's in Rochester, MN. I am participating in a local cardiac rehab program and I am able to walk up to 2 miles without problems. "

Posted by Debby Frank, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/27/2017