Doctors who treat
Cleveland Clinic has the nation's largest valve treatment program.
Doctors vary in quality due to differences in training and experience; hospitals differ in the number of services available. The more complex your medical problem, the greater these differences in quality become and the more they matter.
Clearly, the doctor and hospital that you choose for complex, specialized medical care will have a direct impact on how well you do. To help you make this choice, please review our Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Outcomes.
Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Cardiologists and Surgeons
The following Mitral Valve Center surgeons specialize in mitral valve surgery:
- Marc Gillinov, MD* Department Chairman, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- Daniel Burns, MD*
- Kenneth McCurry, MD
- Per Wierup, MD, PHD*
*Performs robotically assisted mitral valve surgery
The Mitral Valve Center surgeons offers expertise and experience to provide the best outcomes possible.
Departments and Sections:
Choosing a doctor to treat your heart valve disease depends on where you are in your diagnosis and treatment. The following Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Sections and Departments treat patients with Heart Valve Disease:
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Surgeons in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery are experts in the treatment of valve disease, including valve repair or replacement, minimally invasive heart valve surgery, and re-do operations depending on the individual needs of the patient. For surgical review or more information, call toll-free 877.843.2781 (877-8Heart1) 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday or request an appointment online.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine: Heart valve specialists in the following sections provide evaluation, medical management and life-long care of patients with heart valve disease:
Call Cardiology Appointments at toll-free 800.223.2273, extension 4-6697 or request an appointment online.
For patients requiring interventional or percutaneous valve procedures, specialized multidisciplinary teams are involved with the evaluation and care. For more information, see:
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Mitral Valve: Percutaneous Treatment Options (MitraClip, Valvotomy)
You may also use our MyConsult second opinion consultation using the Internet
See: About Us to learn more about the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute.
To obtain a surgical consultation, or if you have additional questions or need more information, click here to contact us, chat online with a nurse or call the Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Resource & Information Nurse at 216.445.9288 or toll-free at 866.289.6911. We would be happy to help you.
Becoming a Patient
- Valve Disease and Treatment Options
- Heart Valve Surgery
- All Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Treatment Guides
Diagnostic tests are used to diagnose your valve disease and the most effective treatment method.
Questions and Answers
Our webchats transcripts provide questions and answers to quesitons about
valve disease and treatment.
Videos and Podcasts
- Vascular Disease and Treatments Videos
- All Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute Videos
- Love Your Heart podcasts
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- Support Groups and Information
- Visit Health Essentials - Read articles on valve disorders and healthy living on Health Essentials blog
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