Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD

Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD

Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant CardiologyMaleAge 46

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD is a Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Takayama has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Tokyo medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Takayama to book an appointment.


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Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
Milstein Hospital Building177 Fort Washington Ave # Mhb New York, NY 10032
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Dr Takayama performed cardiomyopathy procedure on dec 14th 2020. I healed quickly and was happy with results.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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Kevin T Martin – Jan 07, 2021
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I am a firm believer in preventive medicine. I had no problem with my heart that I was aware of. However, my mother had heart disease in her Mitra valve. I decided to see a heart specialist. Much to my surprise he said I had a bad leak in my Mitra valve. I took an electrocardiograph that confirmed his opinion and that I also needed tricuspid valve repair. I needed lifesaving surgery! This was one operation that I needed the best surgeon there is! After very careful research I selected Dr. Takayama. I am sooooooo glad I did! He repaired my valves 100% and gave me a new lease on life! If you are looking for a heart surgeon with unparalleled credentials, expertise, and bedside manner there is no better choice than Doctor Takayama!!!!!
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Robert Boshnack – Dec 18, 2020
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I'm from Syracuse NY, I had a open heart surgery in 2015. He have the greatest personality, confidence, that makes you think that the most complicated surgery a piece of cake. and for real so far thanks to God and him my health is great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ahmed – Aug 03, 2020
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I've blessed Dr. Takayama every day for the past six years. When I had a dissected aorta in 2014, he spent the entire night surgically making the repair. The operation was especially difficult because I was 79 and taking a blood thinner, which made the operation especially problematic. Besides his medical expertise, he's a warm and genial person, easy to talk to. I can't praise him enough.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alex Markovich – Jul 31, 2020
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The best heart surgeon hands down. Not only is he skilled but takes time to thoroughly explain your condition and options. My son is 32 with a congenital heart problem and Doctor Takyama put him at ease and laid out what to expect. He has an amazing bedside manner as well. Surgery was a success!
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Mom – Mar 05, 2020
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Fabulous surgeon for aortic aneurism. Unfortunately my six month scheduled surgery review was cancelled by his team as my Blue Cross coverage was in NJ and not accepted. It is odd how he could not meet as he is my surgeon and head of department. Seems care or options would be presented to get a proper follow-up. I never got to him post my surgery.
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Sep 11, 2019
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Dr Takayama saved the life of my husband, father of our three beautiful children. No words to describe how thankful we are for his expertise along with his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jennalyn Lakandula in Jersey City , NJ – Jun 25, 2019
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Dr. Takayama and his staff are the absolute best! My 80 year old father had an aortic root and valve replacement in September. The surgery was successful and the follow-up care has been amazing! My dad had a few health issues/concerns and at anytime I was able to bring him in to be seen or was speaking with PA or doctor quickly. I am so grateful for all the care given. I fully recommend Dr. Takayama and his staff.
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Laura in Commack, NY – Apr 05, 2019
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Doctor Takayama is a very kind and efficient surgeon. He did a wonderful job on my faulty heart. He was very kind, explained well, and was very good to my worried family. I very much recommend him.
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Mar 22, 2019
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I had my aortic valve and my ascending aorta up to the arch replaced, Dr. Takayama was amazing, 5 months later and I feel great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 30, 2018
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From start to finish Dr. TAKAYAMA and his staff, were top notch and very organized. He is the most humble man you will meet. Very kind and respectful. He sat and explained the entire procedure that needed to be done. Even after surgery he explained in detail what he did and what was done outside of the plan, meaning he saw dad's mitral valve needed repairing too and did that in addition to the aortic valve replacment. He is your go to guy. We are truly blessed 2 have worked with Dr. HT!
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Scarsdale – Jan 31, 2018
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I cannot express how grateful I am for what Dr. Takayama did for my father. He is a brilliant surgeon and an amazing, compassionate human being. He successfully performed a complex surgery facing with many risk factors. When my dad had a complication (unrelated to his heart), Dr. Takayama immediately arranged for the hospital transfer to ensure my dad received the best care possible. He checked on my dad and consulted with his doctors on a daily basis while he was in the hospital. Amazing!
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Jan 17, 2018
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I recently consulted Dr Takayama for AVR+CABG. Not only he answered my questions, he also encouraged me to email him if I had further questions. One w/e afternoon, I emailed him a list questions. To my surprise, he responded within 90 minutes. In the following week, we exchanged 16+ emails and he always responded quickly. He also invited me for a second in person meeting. He is exceptional that he is willing to do everything to get patients feel comfortable. Thanks!You are my top choice surgeon.
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John in Armonk, NY – Dec 12, 2017
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Best decision I ever made. A few weeks ago, Dr. Takayama performed an aortic root replacement in an amazingly unintrusive way. Even saved the valve that every other doctor assumed was a goner. He probably added many decades to my life. Another day in the office for this guy.
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N.K. in Whitestone, NY – Dec 08, 2017
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Could not ask for a better surgeon
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Staten Island, NY – Aug 28, 2017
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I was admitted for emergency cardiac surgery and do not remember anything that took place just prior to the surgery. I first met Dr. Takayama when I awoke in the ICU. The first thing I noticed about him was his calm, gentle, and respectful manner, which immediately put me at ease. I felt that he was really concerned about me and how I was feeling. He took the time to explain what had happened and answered all my questions. I was so grateful that he was my surgeon. He saved my life!
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Mary Ellen Luczun in Brooklyn, NY – Mar 17, 2016
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Dr. Takayama and his staff were excellent in the thorough and professional care they provided. They were caring and took the time to explain the process thoroughly. I would highly recommend Dr. Takayama.
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Monserrate Delgado in Yonkers, NY – Dec 29, 2015
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Takayama

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Takayama treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Takayama treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 305-6380.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Dr. Takayama typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
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Dr. Takayama's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Cigna PPO
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Medicaid
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

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,...Read more

Specialties

  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Tokyo
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Tokyo
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-6380 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Takayama has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Takayama frequently treats Cardiac Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Takayama specializes.

Where is Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD's office located?

Dr. Takayama's office is located at 177 Fort Washington Ave # Mhb, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD speak?

Dr. Takayama speaks Spanish, Japanese, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average