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Dignity Health: Performing a Wide Array of Valve Procedures in the Stockton Region


The St. Joseph's Heart & Vascular Institute cardiac team is dedicated to providing exceptional cardiac care and personalized service to patients in Northern California. If you or a loved one is having symptoms of a heart problem, or has been diagnosed with a heart condition, our experts offer a wide range of heart valve procedures in the Stockton region.

St. Joseph's Heart & Vascular Institute offers patients a wide variety of heart valve procedures, performed by trusted cardiovascular surgeons in state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with the latest technologies.

Types of Valve Procedures Performed at St. Joseph's Heart & Vascular Institute

Our doctors and surgeons perform the following types of heart valve procedures to help treat and manage cardiac conditions: 

  • Heart valve surgery   
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Mitral valve repair (including transcatheter mitral valve repair, or TMVR)
  • Robotic valve surgery
  • Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)
  • Valve replacements (including TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)

Why Heart Valve Procedures are Performed

If a valve in your heart is damaged or not functioning properly, surgery to replace or repair it may be recommended. When a heart valve isn’t working right, it limits the amount of oxygen-rich blood being pumped to other parts of your body. This can cause symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fainting episodes. Untreated, a damaged heart valve can lead to serious complications.

Recovery After a Valve Procedure

Depending on the type of surgery you have, you may need to spend time in the hospital to recover. If your surgery is minimally invasive, you’ll likely have a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery time.

Your cardiac care team will give you special instructions on what to do once you get home to help your healing process, as well as how to prepare for your surgery. Ask us about our cardiac rehabilitation program and if it is right for you.

St. Joseph's Heart & Vascular Institute performs the most advanced range of valve procedures in Stockton and the surrounding areas.