Interventional cardiologists at NYU Langone’s TAVR Programs are among the most experienced in the country at performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a nonsurgical approach to aortic valve replacement that requires only a small incision in the leg. After the procedure, most people report improved quality of life and a reduction of symptoms, including shortness of breath.
Our cardiac experts have performed more than 5,000 TAVR procedures to treat aortic valve disease, among the most in the country. We are pioneers in the field and were the first in the world to perform an advanced type of TAVR using the new Medtronic CoreValve™ Evolut™ R Pro System. Our survival rates are among the best in the country, and most patients require only a one-day hospital stay, compared with a national average of three days.
“I went in for the TAVR procedure, and I went home the next day. A week later, I had no restrictions on my activity.”
Thomas, 73Read All TAVR Patient Stories
TAVR is an option for many people who need treatment for aortic valve disease. This includes those classified as high-risk who for medical reasons would not be a candidate for open heart surgery, as well as people who are considered low-risk for complications due to their relatively young age and overall good health. We are pioneers in the use of TAVR in low-risk patients, and were part of the clinical trial that made the treatment available to this group.
Our doctors work with you to determine whether TAVR is the best treatment approach for you.
Our TAVR Program in Manhattan is part of NYU Langone’s Heart Valve Center and led by Dr. Mathew R. Williams, who has performed more TAVR procedures than any doctor in the country. Procedures are performed at NYU Langone’s Kimmel Pavilion.
To make an appointment at our Manhattan location, please call 646-501-0264.
Our TAVR Program on Long Island is led by Dr. Richard K. Schwartz, one of the most experienced TAVR interventional cardiologists in the country. Our TAVR program is one of the largest on Long Island. Procedures take place at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
To make an appointment at our Long Island location, please call 516-663-8270.
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