Valve Replacement Surgery

If a diseased heart valve can’t be repaired, it must be replaced. These days, valve replacement operations are fairly commonplace. If you have heart valve disease, we’ll consider performing heart valve replacement surgery to help improve your health and energy.

There are three types of replacement valves. Each offers benefits and drawbacks. Only you and your surgeon can determine which type of valve provides the best solution for your situation.

Risks of Valve Replacement Surgery

Once you’ve had heart valve surgery, you’ll have an increased risk of developing an infection of the valve. This is known as endocarditis. As a precaution, you will need to take antibiotics before undergoing some dental or surgical procedures. In most cases, we will also prescribe an anticoagulant medication to prevent blood clots.

Types of Heart Valve Replacement Operations

Our surgeons have experience performing several types of heart valve replacement operations, including:

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For more information or to refer a patient, please contact us at 585-275-5384.

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