Heart Valve Program

The Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease, including care for heart patients with conditions involving aortic, tricuspid or mitral valves. From mitral regurgitation to high-risk valve repair procedures and minimally invasive valve replacements, Hoag has the tools, the technology, the programs and the award-winning team of board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons you need for heart valve disease.


Nationally Rated, Locally Trusted

Nationally Rated for Aortic Valve Surgery & TAVR

For 2024-2025, U.S. News & World Report named Hoag a High-Performing Hospital — their highest distinction — in multiple cardiac disciplines, including Aortic Valve Surgery.

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Hoag’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Team Earns Highest Distinction

Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute has earned the highest distinction possible, a three-star rating out of three stars, from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for isolated aortic valve replacement as well as isolated mitral valve replacement and repair.

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Front-Runner in Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery

Hoag is one of the few institutions performing robotic heart surgery in Orange County and is designated a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation. At Hoag, robotic-assisted heart valve treatment options include mitral valve repair, mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve repair. Robotic surgery can provide superior outcomes with less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications.

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Dedicated Heart Valve Nurse Navigator

A diagnosis of a serious valve condition may often leave patients asking, “Where do I go from here?” At Hoag, we provide answers and much more through experienced clinical nurse navigators. Hoag’s clinical nurse navigator assists patients and their families, to help them access and navigate their care journey.

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Convenient Cardiac Rehabilitation to Help You Gain Your Confidence

Hoag’s cardiac rehabilitation program greatly benefit patients recovering from certain cardiovascular conditions as well as heart valve surgical repair or replacement. The comprehensive, physician-supervised program in Newport Beach and Irvine helps patients come back stronger through progressive physical exercise, risk factor modification, education and support. Hoag is with you at every step of your recovery.

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Heart Valve Conditions

Your Heart Valve Experts

Hoag’s expert cardiovascular team includes highly trained cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and other specialists who work closely to diagnose and treat heart valve conditions, as well as other heart conditions. Together, this multidisciplinary team provides streamlined access to a full array of advanced cardiac care tailored to the individual.

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