Visitors to the Franciscan Heart Valve Center will readily notice the importance we place on understanding not only the nature of their valve disorder but also its impact on them, as well as other factors that may influence their condition and their personal health, and future goals. Each individual's perspective is distinct, just like their specific physiology.
Under the guidance of Marc W. Gerdisch MD, the Franciscan Health Heart Valve Center has thrived and evolved into a renowned facility for heart valve disease referrals. Renowned for our expertise in mitral and aortic valve repair, our program covers a wide range of procedures, from complex multi-valve redo operations to transcatheter techniques. We are pioneers in enhanced recovery after surgery at the Franciscan Heart Center, employing minimally invasive methods, advanced closure techniques, and swift mobilization to facilitate a speedy return to a fulfilling life. Our team of specialized physicians and staff excels at tailoring treatments to address even the most challenging patient situations, including difficulties with access, complex cardiac anatomy, and accompanying heart rhythm disorders.