About Dr. Shinya Unai,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Shinya Unai and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Tokyo in 2005. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I specialize in heart/lung transplants and various forms of mechanical assist devices, in addition to valve surgery. This gives me the ability treat and support the most critically sick patient who are denied treatment at other centers. I treat all my patients as if they were my family and work as a team with the patient in the center to achieve good outcomes.
2 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Unai went our of his way fix my old graft. I'm feeling so much better. He is the best surgeon to fix old and new old and heart and vascular issues. "
-- Amy Goines, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Transcatheter, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, Root Replacement, Ross Procedure, Maze Procedure, 05/04/2019
"I also had a 70% pericardectomy. My surgery lasted a total of 13 hours. Dr Unai was unbelievable and without him I believe I would not have survived all of my problems. I am returning on Sept 12th 2019 for a checkup as I wish to stay in touch with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr Unai in case I need help in the future. Much gratitude for Dr Unai and his entire team who could not have been more compassionate and helpful in my struggle to survive. I am truly grateful to have found them."
-- david botwinick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/05/2018
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve and root, mitral, tricuspid valve repair and replacement
- Surgical treatment for endocarditis
- Multi-valve re-operations, complex heart surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Surgery for complex endocarditis
- Lung/heart transplant and ventricular assist devices
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Shinya Unai, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Tokyo in 2005.
After medical school, Dr. Unai completed his residencies at Mitsui Memorial Hospital in Tokyo, Japan in 2012.
Dr. Unai is certified by the Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Japanese Board of General Surgery. In 2016, Dr. Unai received the Dr. Charles H. Bryan Annual Clinical Excellence Award at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
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The office of Dr. Unai is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: July 8, 2019