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Gautam R. Velamoor, MD, FACS
Cardiothoracic Surgery
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Areas of Expertise

Adult cardiac surgery
Heart surgery
Coronary bypass surgery
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Aortic valve replacement
Mitral valve repair and replacement
Aortic surgery

Special Interests

Aortic surgery
Heart surgery
Aortic valve replacement
Mitral valve repair and replacement

Personal Information
When not busy practicing medicine, Dr. Velamoor enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf and traveling.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement, Endovascular Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary Bypass Surgery
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Washington, Seattle, 2000
Internship
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2001
Residency
General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2005
Fellowships

Endovascular Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Calif., 2006
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, 2007

Professional Activities and Awards

Cardiothoracic Surgery Section Chief, Virginia Mason Heart Institute: 2017-Present
Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program, Virginia Mason Heart Institute: 2020

Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013
Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine: 2020, 2019, 2014, 2013

Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I definitely would not hesitate to recommend the services of Virginia Mason staff i.e. especially *Dr. Velamoor.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
He was very caring about explaining everything to me, he covered everything & answered all my questions in detail.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
*Dr. Velamoor was well prepared and had really reviewed my history. Very sharp!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Velamoor asked good questions, answered our questions and problem-solved with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Exceptional I was so afraid when I came in. *Dr. Velamoor eased all of my worries. I am so happy that he is my doctor. Thank you!
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
*Dr. Velamoor was very patient and prescribed in detail and did an excellent job making us feel important.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
*Dr. Velamoor has GREAT bedside manner - bright man.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
Dr. Velamoor was / is very Thorough ! He explains everything in such a way that is easy to understand. Risks, Benefits, Expectations, Options were all clearly explained.