Dr. Nayer Khouzam, MD

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Dr. Nayer Khouzam, MD
"Dr. Nayer N. Khouzam, MD, FACS is a board-certified internal medicine, hematology and oncology physician. Dr. Khouzam earned his medical degree from the University of Florida, and went on to complete his medical residency at the University of Chicago Hospital & Orlando Regional Medical Center. He finished his medical training with a fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. As an established surgeon in the Orlando area, Dr. Khouzam performs complicated surgical operations on the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs and structures of the chest."

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.

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Edwards Lifesciences One Edwards Way, Irvine CA 92614 USA edwards.com

3802 Oakwater Cir Ste 3

Orlando, FL 32806

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(407) 650-0000

Dr. Nayer Khouzam, MD

Dr. Nayer Khouzam, MD

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  • Cigna
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Dr. Khouzam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khouzam performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Khouzam performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khouzam performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Khouzam performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khouzam performs Lung Surgery more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Khouzam performs this procedure more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Khouzam's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
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
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diagnostic Lung Surgery
Empyema
Endocarditis
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 Block
Heart Block Progressive, Familial
Heart Blood Vessel Blockage
Heart Cancer
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Disease in Women
Heart Injuries
Heart Murmur
Heart Surgery
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart Valve Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Left Ventricular Wire Insertion With VATS
Left Ventricular Wire Insertion, Open
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Abscess
Lung Abscess Surgery
Lung Biopsy
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Treatment
Lung Granuloma
Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Resection
Lung Surgery
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymph Node Resection
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Surgery
Mediastinoscopy
Minimal Access Surgery
Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive Open Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mini-Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Myocardial Revascularization
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Respiratory Failure
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Procedure
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracoscopy
Thoracotomy
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Nayer N. Khouzam, MD, FACS is a board-certified internal medicine, hematology and oncology physician. Dr. Khouzam earned his medical degree from the University of Florida, and went on to complete his medical residency at the University of Chicag...

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1993
    Loyola University
    Fellowship Hospital
    1993
  • 1991
    University Of Chicago
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1986
    Orlando Regl Mc
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1985
    University Of Florida
    Medical School
    1985
  • 1981
    University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School
    1981

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Special commendation for outstanding performance - University of Chicago, 1989
  • Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society, 1980
  • Magna Cum Laude - University of Florida, 1981
  • Reciepient of OYA award - "Outstanding American", 1999
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Excecutive Intership Program of Orange County, 2002
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance as Chief Resident - University of Chicago, 1991
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Volunteer Healthcare Services to Orange County Residents - Orlando, Florida, 2001
  • Golden Key Scholastic Honor Society, 1980
  • Letter of Appreciation fo Excellence in Teaching - University of Chicago, 1991

Media & Publications

  • Comparison of bovine and porcine heparin antibody formation after cardiac surgery,
  • Intraoperative perfusion strategy for cerebral protection during repair of type 1 aortic dissection,

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Saved my life. I was seeing other heart Doctors, fortunately a Family friend after speaking with me referred me over to Dr. Khouzam. I was close to being a walking dead, to borrow a phrase, and with his great skill repaired an aneurysm and replace a valve that was barely doing anything.
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I was referred to Dr. Khouzam in Oct. 2006, when I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He performed a complicated surgery so successful that I think my swift recovery surprised even him. He was candid with me and I knew that he genuinely cared. In 2009, another cancer formed in the same lung and I...Read More
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Dr. Khouzam is the best doctor in this field! He told me exactly what he was going to do, no beating around the bush! I'm a 36 yr old woman who had a random thing growing behind my sternum. Other doctors wanted biopsies done. Dr Khouzam heard what I was saying when I wanted it removed. Surgery...Read More
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