About Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1984. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is the ability to take on complicated patient cases that other surgeons may deem inoperable. Patients deserve to know which surgeon can truly treat their complex condition, and I am able to explain what can be done with the patient and their families, tackle multiple surgical scenarios, and execute a successful outcome.
I believe that a surgeon should consider the patient as a whole, not just the technical piece of an operation but all facets of a patient’s being; the physiological and the emotional.
26 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Jeevanandam and his whole team have been nothing but amazing. Dr. Jeevanandam is a fantastic surgeon. I was super nervous about my first ever surgery and that was for my heart. It have been 3 weeks since my surgery and my recovery is going great. Dr. Jeevanandam is god sent for myself and I’m sure for many others as well. He understood my concerns and was extremely smart which made me feel as ease which was helpful to calm my nerves.
I also liked how his team was always available to answer questions which is very important and they have met all of my requirements for being the best healthcare providers. Thank you so much! A special thanks to Allison, Calvin, Edith, and, of course, Dr. Jeevanandam."
-- Sonali Patel , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 12/09/2019
"Dr. Jeevanandam is an extremely competent and caring surgeon. He clearly explained the needed procedures, benefits and risks in my surgery. I had complete confidence in him going into surgery. In my recovery, in cardiac intensive care and then cardiac care, I found that he is supported by an equally competent and caring team of physicians, nurses, and other health care specialists. I left the hospital five days after surgery, and have continued to gain endurance and strength every day. I am very grateful for the care he and his "high performing team" provided to me. It is no exaggeration to state that he has extended my life, and I very much appreciate it!"
-- John Furcon, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 04/12/2019
-- LaDonna Zipprich, Mitral Valve, 11/29/2016
-- Pam Morris-Walton, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/25/2016
-- Mark Ham, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/21/2016
-- Sam Lostroscu, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 05/23/2016
-- Terrance Stanton, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 02/01/2016
-- Doris Seibert, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 01/28/2016
-- Ostjovic Joro, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 01/02/2016
-- Troy Watkins, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/29/2015
-- Bowen Ivy, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 10/22/2015
-- Robert Buttema, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/16/2015
-- James Tsoutsouris, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/13/2015
-- David Harris, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/11/2015
-- Alice Cramer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/20/2014
It is only one month since the surgery and I am doing great. I highly recommend him."
-- Bruno J Tassone, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/19/2013
-- Thomas Mathew, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/02/2013
-- John R. Blasko, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/08/2013
I am now 3 weeks after my surgery, and have to say, that my hysterectomy was a lot worse than recovering from this surgery. I attribute this to the remarkable skills of Dr. Jeevanandam and his team. My family and friends are amazed how quickly I have bounced back.
I highly recommend Dr. Jeevanandam and his team!"
-- Lida Swytnyk, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 08/27/2013
-- Kathleen M. Cyrier, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 08/20/2013
-- Karen Broholm, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/09/2013
-- Jason Cecil, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/28/2013
-- Matthew Lampley, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 05/02/2013
-- JOSEPH MALONEY, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Robotic Surgery, 08/11/2011
-- Robert Siil, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/31/2010
-- Jon Funk, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/31/2008
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
- Re-operative aortic and mitral valve surgery
- Mitral valve repair
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Concomitant atrial fibrillation and valve surgery
- Prevention of kidney dysfunction after heart valve surgery
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, heart surgeon, graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1984.
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Page last updated: January 9, 2020