While our doctors successfully manage some aortic valve glitches with checkups or medications, more serious leaking (valve regurgitation) or narrowing (valve stenosis) requires aortic valve surgery.

Usually that means we need to replace the valve.

Our doctors offer the latest implantable valves — either through standard surgeries or minimally invasive approaches for our sicker patients and those who prefer a smaller incision.

In the past, we replaced only the most severely diseased aortic valves. However, given the advances in technology and techniques, we now believe a wider group of patients may benefit. We have even operated successfully on patients in their 80s and 90s.

Learn more about our heart valve disease program by downloading our Heart Valve Patient Guide.