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Structural Heart & Valvular Care

Structural Heart & Valvular Care

Northside Hospital Heart Institute’s structural and valvular heart program is a collaborative effort between our interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. Our program offers a range of innovative treatments for different forms of heart valve disease. The structural clinic provides specialty care to those patients with conditions that affect the flow of blood in the heart or are at risk for stroke. We offer minimally invasive treatment options as well as hybrid approaches for complex cases.

Structural Heart Procedures

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device (LAAO) - Watchman & Amulet:
an innovative device that lowers the risk of stroke for patients with nonvalvular AFib. This procedure is a permanent implant that allows patients to stop long-term use of blood thinners used to treat AFib.

MitraClip/Transcatheter Mitral Valve Interventions (TMVI):
for patients who have been diagnosed with a leaky mitral valve, causing severe mitral regurgitation. Patients who cannot tolerate traditional surgery may be candidates for MitraClip, in which the mitral valve is accessed with a catheter guided through a vein in the leg to reach the heart.

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)/Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closures:
for patients with congenital heart defects, or holes in the heart, can undergo a minimally invasive procedure with a closure device that deployed via catheter.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR):
is a procedure for select patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are not candidates for traditional open chest surgery or are high-risk operable candidates.

Meet the Team

Cesar Cruz, MD
Cesar Cruz, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (642 ratings)

Allison Dupont, MD
Allison Dupont, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (578 ratings)

Fredy El Sakr, MD
Fredy El Sakr, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (439 ratings)

Alok Gambhir, MD
Alok Gambhir, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (540 ratings)

Azad Karim, MD
Azad Karim, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
Yeunjung "Grant" Kim, MD
Yeunjung "Grant" Kim, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
Christopher Leach, MD
Christopher Leach, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (722 ratings)

Mark Leimbach, MD
Mark Leimbach, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardio-Oncology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (453 ratings)

Joshua Lovelock, MD
Joshua Lovelock, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (1120 ratings)

Thomas Middour, MD
Thomas Middour, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
Ankit Patel, MD
Ankit Patel, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (552 ratings)

Yuri Pride, MD
Yuri Pride, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (1266 ratings)

Philip Romm, MD
Philip Romm, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.7 out of 5 (1928 ratings)

Niraj Sharma, MD
Niraj Sharma, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (675 ratings)

Salim Thabet, MD
Salim Thabet, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (686 ratings)

Pradyumna Tummala, MD
Pradyumna Tummala, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (1100 ratings)

Michele Voeltz, MD
Michele Voeltz, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (290 ratings)

Ramal Weragoda, MD
Ramal Weragoda, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.9 out of 5 (902 ratings)

Lourens Willekes, MD
Lourens Willekes, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
David Wilson, MD
David Wilson, MD Specialties: Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care

4.8 out of 5 (723 ratings)

A. Winston, MD
A. Winston, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care
J. Wolfe, MD
J. Wolfe, MD Specialties: Thoracic (and Cardiothoracic) Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Structural Heart & Valvular Care