Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD, is chair of the Department of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California and the 100th president of the AATS. Dr. Starnes has over twenty-five years experience performing successful cardiac operations on both children and adults utilizing minimally-invasive mitral valve surgery, aortic valve surgery and concomitant AFib surgery.
Watch this video to learn why Dr. Starnes states that a Maze procedure is his standard of care for his patients who…Continue Reading
Dr. Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC, is the Executive Chair at the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute. In addition to his robotic mitral valve repair specialty, Dr. Badhwar is widely known for his research and clinical experience with atrial fibrillation. In fact, Dr. Badhwar was the lead author on the 2017 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Guidelines which recommends surgical ablation during concomitant procedures.
Learn more about why Dr. Badhwar uses the Cox-Maze IV procedure for patients who present with heart failure symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation…Continue Reading
Dr. Steven Bolling, Director of the Mitral Valve Program at Michigan Medicine, is widely known for his specialties in mitral valve repair. However, Dr. Bolling has been performing surgical ablation therapy, including the Maze procedure, during concomitant cases since the 1980s.
The key highlights from Dr. Bolling’s video include…Continue Reading
Dr. Luis Castro is a leading mitral valve repair surgeon at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California, where he has been the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2007.
During the last 6 years, Dr. Castro has zero percent 30-day mortality for isolated mitral valve repair and replacement procedures. As a result of his outcomes and unique approach to patient care, Dr. Castro has received…Continue Reading
During his extraordinary career, Dr. Patrick McCarthy has performed over 10,000 cardiac procedures of which 5,000 operations involved heart valve therapies.
As the Executive Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is the #7 ranked cardiology and heart surgery program according to U.S. News & World Reports, Dr. McCarthy has built a nationally recognized health care destination for patients requiring highly specialized…Continue Reading