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The Stanford TAVR Program provides needed relief for patients with severe aortic stenosis, who are at increased risk for traditional surgical aortic valve replacement. This program employs transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, a minimally-invasive, catheter-based therapy.
Stanford is one of only three hospitals in Northern California that performs this procedure.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a newer, minimally invasive approach for treating aortic valve disease. During the procedure, we thread thin tubes called catheters through an artery in the leg to reach your heart. This approach avoids opening your chest, putting you on a heart-lung bypass machine, or making an incision in your heart.
At 86, John Grigsby walks a mile and a half every day. Months prior, he could scarcely make it across the room. Grigsby was suffering from severe aortic stenosis.
We strive to see new patients within one to two weeks. Each of our doctors sees patients in the clinic once a week. Other time obligations include performing procedures, routine patient management, and research and academic commitments.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
If your medical records have not yet been received by our office, one of our staff will advise you on obtaining them, including:
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Call our office at 650-725-2687.
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.