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What are some heart surgeons who specialize in aortic valve repair?

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Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., and Lars Svensson, M.D., Ph.D., are heart surgeons who specialize in aortic valve repair at Cleveland Clinic as of 2015, according to their biographies on the clinic's website. Thoralf M. Sundt, M.D., is another physician who specializes in the aortic valve, according to CTSNet.

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In addition to aortic valve repair, Dr. Mihaljevic also has specialty interests in aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive valve surgery, robotic cardiac surgery and heart transplants, according to Cleveland Clinic. Along with his role as an attending surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, he is a professor who teaches surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University. Also at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Svensson performs both modified David reimplantation procedures and bicuspid valve repairs in his repair operations on the aortic and mitral valves. His physician biography credits him with developing techniques for aortic valve repair operations.

Dr. Sundt practices at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as of 2015, according to CTSNet. His interests related to the aortic valve include bicuspid aortic valve disease, valve-sparing aortic root reconstruction, aortic dissection and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. He also has a specialty interest in aneurysms located on the ascending aorta. He takes a patient-centric approach to his medical practice, focusing on patient safety, human factors and patient-centered decision making.

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