Dr. Marc Gerdisch, MD

Dr. Marc Gerdisch, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Marc Gerdisch, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiology, and more.Read his story

5255 E Stop 11 Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46237

Contact Information

(317) 851-2331

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Gerdisch's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gerdisch "Dr. Gerdisch is the chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and co-medical director of the Heart Valve Center at Franciscan 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 21 years, Dr. Gerdisch has performed more than 5,000 innovative surgical procedures, of which 3,750 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 (2009-2016) and Indy's Top Doctor by Indianapolis Monthly (2009-2016). 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 26 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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gerdisch "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. "

8  Specialties

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

5  Board Certifications

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

129  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • 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 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
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • 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
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Visceral Aneurysm
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  • Loyola University Chicago-Chicago, Il
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Loyola University Of Chicago / Stritch School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Loyola University Med Center Loyola University Health System Maywood
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • L Hospital Broussai-Paris France
    Other Education | Completed 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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What People Say About Dr. Marc Gerdisch, MD
Done aortic valve replacement and double bypass November 2011. Almost 7 years later and I still feel great. Wonderful doctor.
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George in IN – Jul 26, 2018
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I just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful person Dr. Gerdisch is and how well he treated my husband and myself. His skill levels are amazing; he is gifted from God. I would highly recommend him to care for you or a loved one especially if you have a complex or high risk case. He was a...Read More
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Pat Stevenson in Skiatook, OK – Nov 15, 2017
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Dr Gerdisch performed open heart surgery to remove a subaortic membrane. He and his staff where amazing to deal with. If?I had to do over I would choose him again without a doubt. Thanks Dr Gerdisch for giving my health back to me !
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Nathan Barr in Port Orchard ,Wa – Jun 12, 2017
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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...Read More
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Gary Baxter in Trafalgar, IN – Feb 03, 2016
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