"God has shared a miracle and part of that miracle is placing Dr. Gaudiani near my mother who had heart valve replacement surgery."
"Dr. Gaudiani loves what he does, is very confident in his abilities, and is eager to make your heart as good as new. My first conversation with him convinced me I was in good hands, for he had this gleam in his eye as he described why my heart needed mending and how he was going to make it whole again. To my utter amazement, our conversation eventually went in an entirely different direction and the discussion about mathematics nearly floored me (I teach math). This is a particularly talented and skilled surgeon in whom you should place full confidence. Trust that gleam in the eye you see as you meet him for the first time. "
-- mark alley, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 11/25/2019
"Great bedside manner, wonderful expertise, perfect results. Good support staff. "
-- Joni Stettner, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/30/2018
"Dr Gaudiani is simply the best. Has done over 12,000 open heart surgeries with outstanding success rate. Great personality, too!"
-- JP Puette, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 03/28/2018
"In 2006, in Redwood City, Dr. Gaudiani replaced my aortic valve with a tissue valve, repaired my aorta, and later, repaired my mitral valve. Both due to endocarditis. As expected, the aortic valve lasted 10 years, and in 2016, he replaced the aortic valve, this time in Monterey at Community Hospital. A terrific surgeon with a great support staff and associated surgical environment... and "Dr. Gaud" is a really nice fellow. "
-- Mark Stromberg, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 01/19/2016
"This surgeon has both the vast skills and long surgery years in practice I wanted. Dr. Gaudiani is a very friendly, warm, welcoming doctor, who put my mind at ease, and gained my total trust in putting myself in his hands in a few short minutes. At 12 weeks post op, I am very grateful to this Doctor! and his team."
-- Elizabeth Perkins, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 09/02/2015
"Dr. Gaudiani was awesome, open honest, friendly and positive. He sincerely loves fixing people. He was not the slightest bit defensive or put off by my very direct questions. I chose him to do my surgery after seeing him interviewed on Adam's website and researching his results. Although I initially intended to have the Surgery at Sequoia Hospital. I wound up having it done at Community Hospital in Monterey. I am totally pleased with the outcome and the quality and kindness of care I received from Dr. Gaudiani and Community Hospital. "
-- Patrick Dowd, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/29/2015
"Amazing surgeon, and hospital, very good recovery!
After a 12 week recovery, I am ready to return to structural iron work. I am much better that before the mitral valve repair. Dr. Gaudiani explained everything so I understood everything that would happen.
I also read Adams book. Many thanks to all involved, I feel great. I would recommend Dr. Gaudiani to anyone I know. Thank you! Thank you!"
-- Tim Sullivan, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, Bloodless Surgery, 02/18/2014
"Dr. Gaudiani was very cordial and most helpful explaining my procedure during my consultation prior to my surgery. He is a professional thoracic surgeon specializing in heart valve replacements."
-- William Moccia, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/25/2013
"Dr. Vincent Gaudiani was very easy to talk to. He explains things extremely well. I understand Dr. Gaudiani has done over 10,000 cardiac procedures. I'm 2 weeks out from surgery and feeling well. This guy is as good as it gets."
-- Roland Watson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 01/04/2013
"Excellent doctor and extremely well trained staff put me at ease. I could not have been more pleased. The hospital even provided a place for my wife to stay close by."
-- Robert Alvernaz, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/24/2011
"Everything went smoothly. I thought Dr. Gaudiani was great. No complications and feeling about 85% back to normal after 4 months. I'm steadily improving after aortic valve replacement surgery."
-- Jack Romanofsky, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/02/2011
"Dr. Vincent Gaudiani was energetic, concerned, and very informative about the disease and its treatment. He looks you in the eye and says it straight. Outcome was excellent, considering there were 3 procedures done. His partners at Pacific Coast Cardiac were also wonderful--a true team approach."
-- Charlie Giles, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 02/22/2011
"The initial consultation was very satisfactory. He explained the procedure, and answered our questions (husband, 2 daughters). Very reassuring."
-- Dona Hough, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/10/2011
"Dr. Gaudiani has a fantastic bedside manor. When Dr. Gaudiani came out to talk to my husband after surgery, he gave him a hug. He told me at the consult that he treats the whole person not just the valve."
-- Karen Weinstein, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 11/03/2010
"I met Dr. Vincent A. Gaudiani at his office at Pacific Coast Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons in Redwood City. Dr. Gaudiani was extremely knowledgeable about my condition and confident he and his team could successfully replace my heart valve. His staff did a good job handling all the paperwork and his nurses were remarkable in their pre and post surgical care treatment. Dr Louis Castro was my primary surgeon and Dr. Gaudiani assisted him. Dr. Gaudiani's medical team provided me superior medical care and I would highly recommend him to anyone having heart replacement surgery. "
-- Scott Evans, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 09/01/2010
"Excellent surgeon. I have recommended him to many people."
-- Mike Shuler, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/10/2010
"Dr Gaudiani was great. He said I would be out of the hospital in 5 days and back to hiking and outdoor actives in two months and I was. The hospital and nurses were also great. When I asked my friends how worked in hospitals and pharmacies they all recommended him. I was 42 when I had the surgery. "
-- Mark Waller, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 08/04/2010
"Dr. Vincent Gaudiani has a wonderful bedside manner, and is very confident, reassuring, and is an incredible surgeon who loves his work. The result has been great. Dr. Gaudiani's team is outstanding. Never lost a patient under 80 years old for Mitral valve surgery. "
-- Elizabeth Sebastian, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 08/03/2010
"Dr. Gaudiani is and was a Miracle that
the good Lord placed in my and my Dearest
Mother’s life. Vincent Gaudiani himself is perfection. Brilliantly competent, caring, compassionate, confident and reachable whenever needed. Additionally, he has surrounded himself with an incredible team of surgeons and an awesome Cardiologist Team of Dr. Roger Winkle and Dr. Mead. Additionally, the Sequoia Hospital’s ICU who are absolutely incredible from admission to discharge. I will forever be grateful
for gifting me with the life of my Mother of
-- George Avakian, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/10/2010
"Exceptional qualifications. A truly devoted professional. Dr. Gaudiani personally followed-up two weeks after my surgery when I was hospitalized in another city for, essentially, a non-related cause. "
-- Elvira Carroll, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/04/2010
"Dr. Gaudiani is an excellent professional."
-- Brad hendricks, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 06/04/2010
"Top quality surgeon and staff!"
-- Elvira Carroll, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 06/04/2010
"Absolutely the best surgeon, all the way from pre-op consultation, through an impeccable surgery, a wonderful team, and post-op attention to my recuperation. Dr. Gaudiani's wonderfully open and charming, but most of all, a fabulous surgeon. I went in knowing that I was with the best. I am feeling and looking great, thanks to Dr. Vincent Gaudiani."
-- Lily Suarez, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/23/2010
"I would highly recommend Dr. Vincent Gaudiani. His bedside manner is great, very enthusiastic, takes the time to teach and educate the patient. I only wish that he would be around when I will need a revision eventually. I completely trust him. And I work in healthcare."
-- Jane Raschke-Goodman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/17/2010
"Dr. Vincent Gaudiani is the gold standard in heart valve surgery. He is also one the best communicators in medicine. He took the time with me and my wife to explain my options clearly. I highly recommend Dr. Gaudiani and his team."
-- George Trevor, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/16/2010
"It was an excellent experience and the outcome was successful. Dr. Gaudiani is a very caring, confident and inspiring professional. "
-- christine boehlke, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/03/2009
"Dr. Vincent Gaudiani was outstanding!!!"
-- Mark DuLaney, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 11/20/2009
"Eternally grateful for Dr. Gaudiani. The surgeon was very knowledgeable in all areas of my surgery - from diagnosis through recovery. "
-- Robert L. Bunton, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/16/2009
"He answered all my questions and I was very confident he would do an excellent job. My life is for the better since my operation. Thanks Dr. Gaudiani!"
-- Robert Bunton, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/16/2009
"Great bed-side manner. Explained everything he was going to do. Visited after surgery. I am extremely pleased with the outcome."
-- James Moloney, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 09/28/2009
"Dr. Vincent Gaudiani, who I now call Dr. "G" was very helpful in putting me at ease regarding the surgery. He explained in detail very thing he would do plus he has a great way about him. I am very pleased with the out come of this surgery. I also would like to note that I did alot of research and felt he was the best."
-- Marlane Holtshouse, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 08/06/2009
"Dr. Gaudiani is the greatest. He performed three procedures - aortic replacement, mitral repair and a MAZE. Ten days after surgery all my numbers were perfect and my recovery is proceeding on schedule."
-- Robert Witt, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/11/2009
"Great doctor! Very clear explanation of everything to both me and my immediate family. Small incision helped to speed recovery. Correct sizing of replacement valve, a pig valve, produced great results. This surgeon is very confident, and for good reason."
-- Mark Splain, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/29/2008
"We had two meetings with my surgeon prior to surgery and they were both informative and enlightening. Both my wife and I felt that all our questions were answered. Post surgery he assured my wife and daughter that the surgery was a success. I am very happy and grateful with the result."
-- Ted Shearer, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 12/04/2008
"Very happy to be still here and recommending Dr. Gaudiani and his fabulous team. They all were so hands on with my after surgery care. I feel very blessed that I was allowed there brilliant skills to make me well again. Dr. Vincent Gaudiani said my surgery was one of his most difficult. But I can say 2.5 years later, I have never had one problem since my surgery."
-- Annamaria Sunde, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 10/30/2008
"Top-notch communication skills from the surgeon and high praise for Sequoia hospital - both facility and staff."
-- Mary Curtis, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, 10/01/2008
"A MIRACLE - I am a very large, some say obese man at 5'10" and 360 lbs at the time of surgery due to mobility issues from a failed back surgery. I kept going into congestive heart failure after what was thought to be just a heart attack with one 90+% blockage to 75% of my heart...where a drug resistant stent was implanted and I was put on the drug Plavix. Turns out it was not plaque it was a piece of my Aortic heart valve that was blowing up, had flipped backwards and caused the blockage. I had to go a week cycling me off of Plavix and on to Heparin to control my blood flow so as not to bleed out on the operating table. During that time a piece of valve also caused blockage in my left leg...emergency vascular surgery. But Dr. Gaudiani having done I think over 10,000 of these surgeries, many on large people like myself, which has it's own complications recognized the importance of waiting. Diabetes...sleep apnea...kidney disease...etc..., etc. There were other surgeons ready to go in immediately...but Dr. G. had the expertise to know I would bleed out and probably die if we didn't wait. We waited and I am alive due to Dr. G and his team. Dr Tomomi Oka was a part of my miracle team...not to mention my cardiologists Dr. Gary Milechman and Dr. Sung Choi who continue to keep me ticking. And a quick thinking Dr. Lei Choi who recognized I was having a heart attack in her office and took me straight to her husband in the catheter lab for an immediate cath. I was hospitalized for 31 days and at one point watched my hand and wrist turn black as I lay totally aware I was dying...alarms blaring...unable to breath...panting like a dog...very surreal. All three of these guys are THE VERY BEST! and nice people too...without them I would not be here today. If it's a heart miracle you need...Dr. G and his team are THE MEN!!! "
-- Jeffrey Clay Barcus, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 09/02/2008
"Dr. Gaudiani and his staff were excellent. I am very happy with the results."
-- Jeff Martin, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 03/10/2008
"Dr. Gaudiani is great surgeon with a super staff of doctors on his team. I recovered quickly and went home after four days in the hospital. I hiked 8 miles at Bryce Canyon three months later with no problems."
-- Richard Schurman, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/14/2008
"Excellent. We researched extensively to find the best surgeon in a large area and ended up at Gaudiani. In the hospital they joked about calling him "God" for short. He was very direct and clear. In my case it was a simple repair job and he told me so. When I first met with him he gave me a thick brochure with his practice's statistics for the previous 8 years, and his numbers were much better than the industry averages which other surgeons quoted to me. I never saw him again after the surgery, but the bedside manner of his assistant was great. I also recommend Sequoia Hospital, where I had the operation. They are a smaller hospital which specializes in heart operations. It is now 1 year later and I am feeling totally back to normal."
-- Dave Hershberger, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 02/12/2008
"Dr. Gaudiani's bedside manner is great! Since my surgery, I've been going strong now for almost 10 years and am 66. I have been as healthy as a horse since getting my mitral valve repaired by Dr. Gaudiani and his team!"
-- Robert Nunn, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 04/07/2006
"I was very lucky to have had Dr. Gaudiani in my network. I had an aortic aneurysm repaired along with a Aortic valve replacement back in 2004 and the surgery went extremely well and recover was very quick. Still have that same valve today (February 2017) I wanted Gaudiana because he was very quick at getting in/out, with minimal time on bypass which was a key for me. He also was able to do a mini incision which left me with a very small scar (and for a woman that was important to me). If I have to have the valve replaced I do hope I can have Gaudiani again."
-- Carin Morgan, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 11/15/2004
"This was my second heart valve repair surgery. A different surgeon in a different city did my first surgery. Dr. Gaudiani was excellent! An order of magnitude better than my first experience. I highly recommend him. "
-- Jeff Nielsen, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/01/1999
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"Dr. Gaudiani is very personable and confident. He performed my aortic valve replacement surgery nearly 22 years ago when I was almost 45 years old. I am still healthy and active. I lived in central California at the time of my surgery and I am so thankful that my cardiologist referred me to him. He was very kind and even allowed me to take home the VCR tape of my surgery so I could make copies of it. He recorded the surgery so he could use it in teaching others how to do what he does.
Dr. Gaudiani is a very talented surgeon, and shares his knowledge so that many more people can have long and quality lives. I am so blessed to have had him as my surgeon, and thank God for him."
-- Pam Goza, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/12/1998