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Best Surgery for acquired valvular heart disease cardiac surgeons: TOP 25 doctors

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Ali Fedakar
Interventional cardiologist
26 years of experience
4.5
122 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Ali Fedakar

Interventional cardiologist
26 years of experience

Dr. is a cardiovascular surgeon with expertise in coronary bypass surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery, beating heart bypass surgery, redo valve surgery, aortic surgery, aneurysm surgery, aortic dissection surgery, peripheral surgery techniques and heart transplantation. They have undergraduate and expertise qualifications from Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine and Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine respectively, and have acted as an associate professor at Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital. They have trained and worked in institutions such as Bilecik State Hospital, Çukurova University Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli SSK Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Istanbul Süreyyapaşa SSK Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, Istanbul Paşabahçe SSK Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic and Kartal Kosuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital.

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Ahmetozkara
Cardiovascular surgeon
34 years of experience
4.5
216 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Liv Hospital Ulus

Ahmetozkara

Cardiovascular surgeon
34 years of experience

Medical Interests and Activities 

Arterial Revasculaisation in Coronary Bypass Surgery 

Major Artery Surgery 

Congenital Heart Surgery 

Education and Experience 

1985 – 1991 Istanbul University, Çapa Faculty of Medicine, (Doctor of Medicine) 

1990 Kinderspital Basel, Switzerland, Pediatrics. 

1992 – 1997 Istanbul University, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, (Residency) 

1997 – 2004 Istanbul University, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, (Cardiovascular Surgeon) 

2004 – 2006 Selçuk University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, (Assistant Professor) 

2006 – 2007 Selcuk University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, (Associate Professor) 

2007 – 2013 Florence Nightingale Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery 

2015 – Liv Hospital Ulus 

Memberships 

Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery 

Turkish Society of Cardiology 

European Society of Vascular Surgery 

National Society of Vascular Surgery

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Murat Ugurlucan
Cardiothoracic surgeon
17 years of experience

Murat Ugurlucan

Cardiothoracic surgeon
17 years of experience
Turkey, Istanbul
Biruni University Hospital
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Ottavio Alfieri
Cardiothoracic surgeon
44 years of experience
4.5
58 reviews
Italy, Milan
San Raffaele

Ottavio Alfieri

Cardiothoracic surgeon
44 years of experience

accreditations:

European Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
European Society of Cardiology
American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Ottavio Alfieri is an award-winning heart surgeon with over 15 years of experience in cardiac surgery, performing more than 15,000 cardiac procedures. He is the author of over 600 peer-reviewed articles and several books devoted to cardiac surgery, and is the developer of the "Alfieri Mitral Repair" technique. He has been awarded numerous honors, including the 'Ambrogino d'Oro' and the gold medal from the European Cardiology Society for his contributions to the field. He is a member of the European Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the European Society of Cardiology, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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Gokhan Ertas
Cardiothoracic surgeon
19 years of experience
4.6
274 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Memorial Şişli Hospital

Gokhan Ertas

Cardiothoracic surgeon
19 years of experience

accreditations:

Turkish Society of Cardiology
European Society of Cardiology

A doctor with over 20 years of education and experience in cardiology, including a Professor's degree. 52 international articles and 20 papers published, as well as 3 chapters in National/International books. Member of multiple organizations including the Turkish Society of Cardiology, Stem Cell and Cellular Therapies Association, and the European Society of Cardiology.

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Raul Felipe Abella
Cardiothoracic surgeon
33 years of experience
4.7
393 reviews
Spain, Barcelona
Centro Médico Teknon

Raul Felipe Abella

Cardiothoracic surgeon
33 years of experience
Dr. Raul Abella is a world-renowned Spanish cardiovascular surgeon specializing in congenital heart disorders. He and his team have an impressive postoperative survival rate of 98.2%, and he has performed over 5,000 cardiac operations. He has also taken part in 56 humanitarian missions, and is the author of 200+ articles and has presented at 100+ international conferences.Read more

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Ertan Sagbas
Cardiovascular surgeon
26 years of experience
5.0
19 reviews
Turkey, Istanbul
Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals

Ertan Sagbas

Cardiovascular surgeon
26 years of experience

Personal information

Title: Professor Doctor

Branch: Pulmonary Diseases

Work History:

1  Ilıca Health Center \ Health Center Physician (Compulsory Service)

2   Florence Nightingale Hospital

3   Onze Lieve Vrouw Clinic (OLV) Aalst Belgium

4   Istanbul Bilim University (Assistant Professor)

5   Florence Nightingale Hospital (Associate Professor)

6   Istanbul Bilim University (Professor)

Medical Specialties and Subspecialties:

1   Minimally invasive heart surgery

2   Aortic surgery

3   Cover Repairs

4   Arrhythmia Surgery

Special advanced health technologies:

1   Robotic heart surgery (Da Vinci Robotic System)

2   Port Access Surgery

Education

1991 - Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine

1998 - Istanbul University Cardiology Institute (Specialization)

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Pevni Dimitry
Cardiothoracic surgeon
39 years of experience
4.4
137 reviews
Israel, Tel Aviv
Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Pevni Dimitry

Cardiothoracic surgeon
39 years of experience
Dr. Pevni Dimitry is a skilled cardiac surgeon with over 35 years of experience, known for his unique method of heart valve replacement on the working heart. He has performed over 1,000 surgical procedures on the beating heart and authored around 70 scientific publications.Read more
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Kramer Amir
Cardiothoracic surgeon
37 years of experience
4.4
137 reviews
Israel, Tel Aviv
Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Kramer Amir

Cardiothoracic surgeon
37 years of experience
Dr. Kramer Amir is a cardiac surgeon with over 30 years of experience in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. He is known for his expertise in a range of procedures including heart valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, and aortic aneurysm surgery. He has performed thousands of these procedures and has been recognized as one of the top-5 best Israeli cardiac surgeons.Read more
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Gideon Uretzky
Cardiothoracic surgeon
42 years of experience
4.4
137 reviews
Israel, Tel Aviv
Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

Gideon Uretzky

Cardiothoracic surgeon
42 years of experience
Dr. Gideon Uretzky is a cardiac surgeon at Sourasky Medical Center and Professor at Tel Aviv University, specializing in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. He is also a leading cardiac surgeon at Ichilov Hospital and a recipient of various awards.Read more
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Faruk Hokenek
Cardiothoracic surgeon
15 years of experience
4.0
1 review
Turkey, Istanbul
Medipol Bahçelievler Hospital

Faruk Hokenek

Cardiothoracic surgeon
15 years of experience

Experience

  • 2022 
  • Medipol Bahçelievler Hospital  
  •  
  • 2017 - 2022

Acıbadem International Hospital

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  • 2017 - 2017

Istanbul Aydin University Florya Hospital

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  • 2013 - 2017

Acıbadem Health Group

  • 2009 - 2013

Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital

  • 2002 - 2009

Medical Park Fatih Hospital

  • 2001 - 2002

Istanbul Memorial Şişli Hospital

  • 2009

Dicle University

 

Education 

-   2001

I.U. Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Cardiovascular Surgery

-   1994

I.U. Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

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Fernando Villagra Blanco
47 years of experience
4.6
16 reviews
Spain, Madrid
HM Hospitales

Fernando Villagra Blanco

47 years of experience

Dr. Blanco is an experienced pediatric cardiac surgeon specializing in cardiovascular surgery with extensive academic and professional experience, including positions as Head of the UCC and Head of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Services at various hospitals.

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Moni Shuvi
Cardiothoracic surgeon
24 years of experience
4.5
12 reviews
Israel, Jerusalem
Hadassah Medical Center

Moni Shuvi

Cardiothoracic surgeon
24 years of experience
Dr. Moni Shuvi is an Interventional Cardiologist at Hadassah Medical Center specializing in Valvular Heart Disease, Mitral Valve, PCI, Myocardial Infarction, and Coronary Angiography.Read more
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Ahmet Yavuz Balci
Cardiothoracic surgeon
22 years of experience
5.0
1 review
Turkey, Istanbul
Medistate Hospital Istanbul

Ahmet Yavuz Balci

Cardiothoracic surgeon
22 years of experience
Dr. Yavuz Yesiltas is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Medistate Hospital Istanbul who specializes in bone, ligament, joint and tendon injuries. He provides treatments for a variety of conditions and operates 8am-4pm, 6 days a week. Popular procedures include knee arthroscopy, ankle fusion surgery, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, carpal tunnel release and meniscus repair.Read more
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Prof Giuseppe Speziale
Cardiologist
32 years of experience
Italy, Bari
Ospedale Santa Maria

Prof Giuseppe Speziale

Cardiologist
32 years of experience

The prof. Giuseppe Speziale holds the positions of the National Coordinator of Cardiac Surgery of GVM Care & Research, the Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Anthea Hospital and Città di Lecce Hospital, and Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery of the Santa Maria Hospital. He works at the Cardiological Clinical Institute (ICC) and San Carlo di Nancy Hospital in Rome. Since 2011 he has also held the position of Vice President of GVM Care & Research. In 2012 he occupied the charge of President of Confindustria Puglia, Health Section, and since 2018 he is Vice President of Aiop Puglia (Italian association of private hospitals). The prof. Speziale is a cardiac surgeon specializing in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of valve diseases, expert in minimally invasive repair of the mitral valve, in On and Off Pump myocardial revascularization, in thoracic aortic surgery. He is Co - Founder and President of the Scientific Committee of Mitral Academy, an independent association born from the passion for mitral surgery and the desire to pursue and share excellence in restorative surgery, with particular attention to minimally invasive techniques and the evaluation of potential therapeutic treatments deriving from the use of new technologies. Until 2016 he was elected Director of the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery. He is part of the following associations: AATS (American Association for Thoracic Surgery), Italian Society of Cardiology Accredited Hospital, SICOA (active member), ISMICS (International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery). Since 2004 he has held the position of Scientific Director of the Italian Cardiopathic Association onlus.

In the field of scientific research, he focuses on new approaches, applicable in the field of minimally invasive and non-invasive mitral, aortic, cardiac arrhythmias and tricuspid surgery. He was the coordinator and researcher of the various projects of the National Research Council on Myocardial Infarction, on the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, on new technologies for carrying out coronary, cardiopulmonary and normothermic bypass. He was an adjunct professor at the Sapienza University of Rome where he held the Chair of Cardiology II, and at the University of Ferrara, where he teaches Cardiac Surgery. He has presented numerous scientific papers at national and international congresses of cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Bibliography: He is co-author of 6 books known nationally and internationally. The most recent one is Advances in Treatments for Aortic Valve and Root Diseases, publisher Springer International Publishing, 2018.

He is Reviewer and author of over 90 publications of multiple journals, such as Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, Heart & Lung: The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery etc.

Awards: “Top Doctors Awards”, 2021

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Ajay Kaul
Cardiothoracic surgeon
43 years of experience
4.5
32 reviews
India, Delhi
BLK Super Speciality Hospital

Ajay Kaul

Cardiothoracic surgeon
43 years of experience
Thoracic surgeon, cardiac surgeonRead more
United States of America, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Cardiac Surgeon, Specialist in congenital heart disease treatment

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Marek Cisowski
Cardiothoracic surgeon
33 years of experience
4.2
5 reviews
Poland, Ustron
American Heart of Poland Hospitals

Marek Cisowski

Cardiothoracic surgeon
33 years of experience
Dr. Marek Cisowski is the Head of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at American Heart of Poland Hospitals, specializing in Cardiac Surgery. Contact Hospital is available.Read more
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Ilker Kiris
Vascular surgeon
16 years of experience
Turkey, İzmir
Bewell Health Assistance

Ilker Kiris

Vascular surgeon
16 years of experience

accreditations:

European Society of Vascular Surgery
American Venous Forum

Dr. Ilker Kiriş is a cardiovascular surgery specialist with a Master of Science degree from Dokuz Eylül University (1995) and a Specialty in Medicine from Süleyman Demirel University (2002). He has held a variety of positions, including Associate Professor at Süleyman Demirel University and attending physician at Şifa University. He is specialized in phlebology, particularly aesthetic phlebology, and is a member of the European Society of Vascular Surgery, American Venous Forum, Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Society of Cardiology, National Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Turkish Medical Association. He has authored papers, has attended various scientific meetings in the field and has received the First Prize for an oral presentation in the 3rd Annual Congress of Update in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Antalya, 2007.

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