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.
24 Patient Reviews for
"My Mom was operated on by Dr. Jeevanandum and his team. He is simply amazing. He communicated to me before the surgery was set up and came to talk to me after to let me know it was successful. The team also gives updates during surgery. He also checked on her regularly and am I most grateful for how thorough and knowledgeable he is. He operates on those that other hospitals deem too "high-risk". He credits God and is a brilliant surgeon. I thank God every day he took my Mom's case and is humble, gracious and most of all - simply the best! I can't thank God enough for leading us to Dr. J and for performing the surgery on my Mom."
-- LaDonna Zipprich, Mitral Valve, 11/29/2016
"I call Dr. Jeevanandam a Saint! He's the best Dr. I know. Caring. Thoughtful. A blessing. Gave me another chance at life with my successful "heartplant" August 25, 2016. I took ill in early 2016 with congestive heart failure. The NuPulse iVAS Ballom pump was implanted in me July 28 by Dr. Jeevanandam. Patient 004 in the world with this incredible device! Dr. j is God-sent. Never been sick a day in my life other than a cold and flu like systems...but God allowed this incredible Dr. to save my life with the right heart Aug 25."
-- 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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