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Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center

Franciscan St. Francis Health established the first dedicated multidisciplinary center for evaluation and treatment of heart valve disease in Indiana. As the ONLY Healthgrades 5-Star valve repair and replacement surgery hospital in Indianapolis, 3 years running and ranked Top 2 percent in the nation, our team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons provides comprehensive medical and surgical treatment options for heart valve disease — all in a caring environment designed to deliver the most advanced heart care.  Our experienced physicians have focused their careers on the diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease and can offer patients with complex heart conditions new hope that is not available at most hospitals.

Our Heart Valve Center offers a full spectrum of services, which include:

Advanced Imaging

  • 2D/3D Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography

  • Cardiac MRI

  • Carotid Imaging

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography

  • Cardiac CT

  • Nuclear Imaging

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Aortic Root and Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery

  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Surgery

  • Bloodless Surgery

  • Cardiac Myectomy

  • Complex Multi-Valve and Redo Operations

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair and Reconstructions

  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors

  • Repair of Congenital Heart Defects

  • Repair of Septal Defects

  • Septal Myomectomy Surgery

  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement


complex heart valve surgery  

Dedicated to your individualized care

The Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center is the first and only center in Indiana dedicated to heart valve disease. All of your needs – from diagnosis to treatment and recovery – are met in one location. Our heart valve specialists have focused their careers on advancing the treatment of heart valve disease. This includes participation in the very latest clinical trials and research.
The Valve Center’s collaborative medical team provides you optimal care, including:
  • Complete medical evaluation
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics
  • Valve disease education
  • Personalized care plan
  • Timely updates to your primary care physician
  • If necessary, valve surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center
  • Call 1-877-78-VALVE (82583) to schedule an evaluation at the Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center.

Valve Center Physicians 

Our Heart Valve Center team includes nationally recognized physicians of the Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center.

  • Marc Gerdisch, MD (Co-Director)

  • Richard Shea, MD (Co-Director)

  • Michael Barron, MD

  • Andrew Barksdale, MD

  • Anthony Bashall, MD

  • Ryan Daly, MD

  • Irwin Labin, MD

  • Manesh Parikshak, MD