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Hiroo Takayama, MD

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Hiroo Takayama, MD
Hiroo Takayama, MD

Dr. Hiroo Takayama is a heart surgeon. He graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996. To date, he has performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 500 involved heart valve operations. He performs surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is that I have an expertise in operating on patients with complex aortic disease and/or significant heart failure.

These patients are often deemed inoperable elsewhere, and usually require a specific perioperative care to protect a previously damaged heart that may also require temporary circulatory support."

His cardiac specialties include: aortic surgery, surgery for heart failure and surgery for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Takayama’s clinical interests relative to heart valve surgery include: valve-sparing aortic root surgery, aortic valve repair and mitral valve repair, heart failure surgery, ventricular support and cardiac transplantation.

Primary Specialties
Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Education And Training
University of Tokyo (Japan)
Internship: University of Tokyo Hospital
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Residency: University of Tokyo Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Cardiac Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Aortic Surgery
Cardiogenic Shock
Ventricular Assist Device Procedure
Heart Failure
Heart Transplantation
Cardiac Valve Surgery
Ventricular Septal Myotomy-Myectomy
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Ischemic Heart Disease
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [Columbia University Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
United Healthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-6380
Primary Office
Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 7-435
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-6380
Fax: (212) 342-3520
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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