Dr. Ali Khoynezhad, MD

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Dr. Ali Khoynezhad, MD
"Dr. Ali Khoynezhad is an internationally recognized leader in open, hybrid and endovascular aortic surgery and minimal-invasive atrial fibrillation procedures. He is Director of Aortic and Arrhythmia Surgery at MemorialCare Health System and Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, he performs all aspects of heart surgery including bypass operations and complex valve repair and replacements. He is an active industry consult and physician trainer, having trained over 550 surgeons and interventionalists in abdominal, thoracic endovascular aortic repair and atrial fibrillation procedures. Dr. Khoynezhad has been the principal investigator for 20 industry-sponsored clinical trials involving current and future generations of aortic stent grafts and cardiac devices, while taking the national and international principle investigator role in three clinical trials. Dr Khoynezhad's research findings have been published in 245 peer-reviewed medical journals, abstracts and book chapters, and his discoveries have resulted in many inventions and patents including percutaneous Endo-Bentall procedure and valve-in-valve TAVR for mechanical heart valves. Offering effective symptom relief and life-saving operations to his patients, gives Dr. Khoynezhad the greatest satisfaction in his professional life. "Seeing my patients and their families at follow-up visits is very rewarding…it literally charges my batteries. The stress of open-heart surgery can be overwhelming for my patients and their families. I provide patient-centered, high-quality care and spend a lot of time to explain procedures in detail. My patients can always count on me to be their advocate and supporter." After earning his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Cologne College of Medicine in Germany, Dr. Khoynezhad completed an internship in general surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at the North Shore University-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. He also performed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, a minimally-invasive cardiac surgery fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. "

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, Edwards SAPIEN, Edwards SAPIEN 3, SAPIEN, and SAPIEN 3 are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Dr. Ali Khoynezhad, MD

Dr. Ali Khoynezhad, MD

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Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 98% of peers
Aortic Dissection
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Khoynezhad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Khoynezhad "Dr. Ali Khoynezhad is an internationally recognized leader in open, hybrid and endovascular aortic surgery and minimal-invasive atrial fibrillation procedures. He is Director of Aortic and Arrhythmia Surgery at MemorialCare Health System and Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. As a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, he performs all aspects of heart surgery including bypass operations and complex valve repair and replacements. He is an active industry consult and physician trainer, having trained over 550 surgeons and interventionalists in abdominal, thoracic endovascular aortic repair and atrial fibrillation procedures. Dr. Khoynezhad has been the principal investigator for 20 industry-sponsored clinical trials involving current and future generations of aortic stent grafts and cardiac devices, while taking the national and international principle investigator role in three clinical trials. Dr Khoynezhad's research findings have been published in 245 peer-reviewed medical journals, abstracts and book chapters, and his discoveries have resulted in many inventions and patents including percutaneous Endo-Bentall procedure and valve-in-valve TAVR for mechanical heart valves. Offering effective symptom relief and life-saving operations to his patients, gives Dr. Khoynezhad the greatest satisfaction in his professional life. "Seeing my patients and their families at follow-up visits is very rewarding…it literally charges my batteries. The stress of open-heart surgery can be overwhelming for my patients and their families. I provide patient-centered, high-quality care and spend a lot of time to explain procedures in detail. My patients can always count on me to be their advocate and supporter." After earning his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Cologne College of Medicine in Germany, Dr. Khoynezhad completed an internship in general surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at the North Shore University-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. He also performed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center Affiliated Hospitals, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, a minimally-invasive cardiac surgery fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and a vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. "
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This content was provided by Dr. Khoynezhad "I truly care about my patients and their families, and spend much time before the operation to explain the nature of the disease and the surgical/procedural options. After the operation, I spend time as coach and cheerleader to advance you through the postoperative period. I treat patients in one of the largest and best-equipped hospitals in the country, and have a terrific complementary team of nurses, therapist, heart specialists, anesthesiologists & ICU doctors. We will take good care of you!"

1  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

131  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Achalasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aorta-Pulmonary Artery Fistula
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly - Peculiar Facies - Mental Retardation
  • Aortic Arch Interruption
  • Aortic Dilatation - Joint Hypermobility - Arterial Tortuosity
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortoenteric Fistula
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease, Progressive - Hypertension - Heart Defects - Bone Fragility - Brachysyndactyly
  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteritis
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of Aorta, Dominant
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Coronary Heart Disease, Susceptibility to, 1
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Cardiac Valvular Form
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Type 4
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Disorders
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Block Progressive, Familial
  • Heart Blood Vessel Blockage
  • Heart Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Injuries
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome, Type 2
  • Marfan-Like Syndrome
  • Marfan-Like Syndrome, Boileau Type
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Familial, Autosomal Dominant
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Familial, X-Linked
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 1
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 2
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse, Myxomatous 3
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Valvular Regurgitation
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Cologne
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Wake Forest University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Charite University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Khoynezhad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Khoynezhad's Reviews

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Dr. Khoynezhad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Khoynezhad was very professional in my dealings with him. He explained everything and then asked if there was anything else he could answer. He shows genuine concern for his patients and wants to help where he can. Very refreshing.
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Dr. Khoynezhad performed my surgery at Cedars Sinai, January, 2010. I had an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and bicuspid aortic valve. He replaced the aorta and arch and repaired the valve. I was living in Colorado then, but he was recommended to me by my Interventional Cardiologist at Scripps, La...more
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I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Ali Khoynezhad and the very skilled staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Although there is nothing overly pleasant about having open heart surgery, I can say that Dr. Khoynezhad and the Hospital Staff involved did everything in their power (from start to finish)...more
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Dr Khoynezhad operated on my son in September 2015. What a wonderful and caring man. I travelled from Australia to LA to help my son recover and was just amazed at the care that was given by himself and the hospital.
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