Dr. Marc W. Gerdisch, MD

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Cardiac Surgery | Male

Cardiac Surgery Associates 5255 E Stop 11 Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46237 Get Directions
(317) 851-2331

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Returning someone to their life is an incredible experience that I share with my entire team and the patient. When patients choose me to perform their surgery, I consider it a privilege. We work together to find the best plan for their care. I have the luxury and my patients have the benefit, of being part of a process based on excellent communication and partnership among some of the finest health care professionals working in cardiac care. Preserving and restoring cardiac architecture and function is my highest priority. I have had the good fortune to participate in trials and research that have enhanced our ability to achieve these goals.Read more

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Dr. Gerdisch is the chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, co-director of the Heart Valve Center and Atrial Fibrillation Program...Read more

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Dr. Gerdisch's reputation and expertise made me completely confident and comfortable with my choice of him as my heart surgeon. Complete satisfaction before and after my surgery on Dec. 18, 2015. I can't imagine a better experience than I've had with him and his colleagues. I can highly recommend Dr. Gerdisch and his team to anyone facing these very serious medical procedures.
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

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  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly - Peculiar Facies - Mental Retardation
  • Aortic Arch Interruption
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Injuries
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • 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
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pediatric Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Conduits for Surgical Revascularization
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Surgery
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Med Center Loyola University Health System Maywood

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Med

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Loyola University Chicago-Chicago, Il

    Graduated in 1981

  • Other Education
    L Hospital Broussai-Paris France

    Completed in 1993

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Dr. Gerdisch was declared the winner of the 2010 Indianapolis Business Journal Health Care Heroes award in the Advancements in Health Care category., March 2010
    • Dr. Gerdisch was named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Indianapolis, Nov. 2009,
    • Top Doctor in Indianapolis Monthly 2011, November 2
    • Dr. Gerdisch was the first surgeon in the world to use revolutionary tissue technology to rebuild patients’ hearts., July 2009
    • America's Top Doctor Published by US News & World Report, August 201
    • America's Top Doctor Published by Castle Connolly, August 201
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gerdisch says...

Dr. Gerdisch is the chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, co-director of the Heart Valve Center and Atrial Fibrillation Program at Franciscan St. Francis Health. He is a senior partner with Cardiac Surgery Associates and specializes in complex heart valve surgery and is a clinical assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

During the last 19 years, Dr. Gerdisch has performed 4,000 innovative surgical procedures, of which 2,500 involved heart valve operations. He is an innovator in heart surgery and presents internationally on novel heart valve repair techniques and participates in ongoing landmark research in next-generation heart valves and heart tissue regeneration.

Dr. Gerdisch's list of innovations and firsts include:

  • 2014: First in the United States to enroll patient in a landmark study, performing minimally invasive closure of the left atrial appendage to prevent strokes. He also was first in Indiana to use the Edwards SAPIEN XT Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve.
  • 2013: First in the United States to implant the On-X Aortic Prosthetic Valve with Anatomic Sewing Ring. The innovative valve is the only mechanical valve that matches the contour of the heart.
  • 2012: Among the first in the nation to treat patients with the FDA-approved Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve.
  • 2011: First in the United States to use a breakthrough device to replace the aorta in a critically ill patient. He also performed the first surgery in the country using a new device, which restores the shape of a tricuspid heart valve.
  • 2010: First in the United States to use a new device to reduce the risk of stroke for patients undergoing heart surgery.
  • 2008: First in the world to repair heart valves using cutting-edge technology to allow the heart to naturally regrow tissue. He has ongoing research directed at allowing regeneration of an entire heart valve.
  • 2007: First in the world to pioneer a new surgery using groundbreaking technology to repair damaged heart structures while allowing the heart to naturally regrow tissue.
  • 2006: Established Indiana's first Heart Valve Center.

The City of Indianapolis and Marion County City Council proudly recognized Dr. Gerdisch with a special resolution for his dedicated service to the healthcare community in 2013. He was honored for his work and named a "Health Care Hero" by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2010. Dr. Gerdisch has been named to America's Top Doctor by Castle Connelly (2009-2014) and Indy's Top Doctor by Indianapolis Monthly (2009-2014). He received the Excellence in Health Science Research Award at the annual Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Awards Ceremony in 2010.

Cardiac Surgery Associates (CSA) is the largest and most renowned heart, vascular and thoracic surgery practice in the nation. CSA consists of 38 surgeons and performs more than 3,100 open-heart surgeries and 4,500 vascular, thoracic and other surgeries annually. CSA provides patients with innovative surgical procedures and research at 35 hospitals in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. In the last 23 years, CSA surgeons have performed heart surgery for more than 55,000 patients.

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Dr. Gerdisch's Care Philosophy

Returning someone to their life is an incredible experience that I share with my entire team and the patient. When patients choose me to perform their surgery, I consider it a privilege. We work together to find the best plan for their care. I have the luxury and my patients have the benefit, of being part of a process based on excellent communication and partnership among some of the finest health care professionals working in cardiac care. Preserving and restoring cardiac architecture and function is my highest priority. I have had the good fortune to participate in trials and research that have enhanced our ability to achieve these goals.