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Valve Surgery - Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease

Aortic Valve Surgery awardSurgeons at the Porter Institute repair, replace and transplant heart valves.

We are committed to achieving the best results in the gentlest way possible. Many of our valve surgeries are performed as minimally invasive procedures.

Valve Treatments

Our specialists repair and reconstruct heart valves when possible, performing mitral valve repair, aortic valve repair and similar surgeries. Repair treatments lessen complications and help the heart function efficiently.

When repair is not possible, we have deep expertise replacing faulty or diseased valves with mechanical and tissue replacements. The type of replacement valve depends upon your health, age and lifestyle. Some patients are able to receive valve transplants. We have a large homograft (human valve) bank.

We perform other complex valve surgery, such as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) for older or high-risk patients and those unable to have open surgery, aortic valve bypass and ventricular remodeling.

John O'Connor

Heart First

See how valve replacement surgery healed a man with aortic stenosis.

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Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareThe high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Jefferson Abington Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.

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