Dr. Richard Ott, MD

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Dr. Richard Ott, MD
Dr. Ott attended Washington University, lettering in baseball and football, while earning a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Biology. He went on to St. Louis University for extended studies and to work in the research lab under Dr. Hillel Laks, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, a Professor at UCLA. Dr. Ott attended Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, earning his Medical Degree. Upon graduation, he was accepted into an internship and residency program at the University of California, Irvine. He went onto a cardiac fellowship at the University of Arizona, Tucson under Dr. Jack Copeland for two years. He is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in the field of end stage heart failure, coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement, transmyocardial revascularization, atrial fibrillation ablation and mechanical cardiac devices. Upon completion of his cardiac fellowship, Dr. Ott was recruited by the University of California, Irvine. He was named the Director of Cardiac Transplantation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Ott completed the first heart transplant in Orange County and went on to perform 39 successful operations over the next 7 years, many patients remain alive and active today. During this time, he expanded his practice to include the private sector of his community. In 1996, Dr. Ott was the first surgeon in Orange County to perform the minimally invasive beating heart surgery and first multi-vessel beating heart surgery. During his career, Dr. Ott has been an invited reviewer to scientific peer review journals, a guest lecturer in over 60 scientific symposiums, both national and international conferences, participated in clinical trials and published 54 original manuscripts in peer review journals. He has edited 2 books and authored 6 book chapters and has 28 published abstracts. During his career, he has completed 6,886 pump cases to date. He is on staff at 3 area hospitals. Since inception of the California CABG Outcome Report Program in 2003, Dr. Ott's case volume and mortality outcomes has ranked him in the top 3 in the state each year. He is in the top 3rd for the largest volume practice with lowest mortality rates, well below the state and national averages. Dr. Ott was awarded the most prestigious honor of membership in the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in 2001. He was the first surgeon in Orange County to receive this award since 1976 and is only 1 of 700 surgeons worldwide with this honored distinction.

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

801 N Tustin Ave Ste 305

Santa Ana, CA 92705

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(714) 744-6320

Dr. Richard Ott, MD

Dr. Richard Ott, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Carecentrix Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Ott's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ott "Dr. Ott attended Washington University, lettering in baseball and football, while earning a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Biology. He went on to St. Louis University for extended studies and to work in the research lab under Dr. Hillel Laks, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, a Professor at UCLA. Dr. Ott attended Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, earning his Medical Degree. Upon graduation, he was accepted into an internship and residency program at the University of California, Irvine. He went onto a cardiac fellowship at the University of Arizona, Tucson under Dr. Jack Copeland for two years. He is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in the field of end stage heart failure, coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement, transmyocardial revascularization, atrial fibrillation ablation and mechanical cardiac devices. Upon completion of his cardiac fellowship, Dr. Ott was recruited by the University of California, Irvine. He was named the Director of Cardiac Transplantation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Ott completed the first heart transplant in Orange County and went on to perform 39 successful operations over the next 7 years, many patients remain alive and active today. During this time, he expanded his practice to include the private sector of his community. In 1996, Dr. Ott was the first surgeon in Orange County to perform the minimally invasive beating heart surgery and first multi-vessel beating heart surgery. During his career, Dr. Ott has been an invited reviewer to scientific peer review journals, a guest lecturer in over 60 scientific symposiums, both national and international conferences, participated in clinical trials and published 54 original manuscripts in peer review journals. He has edited 2 books and authored 6 book chapters and has 28 published abstracts. During his career, he has completed 6,886 pump cases to date. He is on staff at 3 area hospitals. Since inception of the California CABG Outcome Report Program in 2003, Dr. Ott's case volume and mortality outcomes has ranked him in the top 3 in the state each year. He is in the top 3rd for the largest volume practice with lowest mortality rates, well below the state and national averages. Dr. Ott was awarded the most prestigious honor of membership in the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in 2001. He was the first surgeon in Orange County to receive this award since 1976 and is only 1 of 700 surgeons worldwide with this honored distinction."

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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

  • St. Louis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Uc Irvine Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Uc Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Ariz
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Va Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Managed Care and the Cardiac Patient,
  • In Cardiac Surgery: State of the Art Reviews,
  • Heart and Heart-Lung Transplanation Update,
  • Managed Care and the Cardiac Patient,
  • Mechanical Cardiac Assist in Cardiac Surgery: State of the Art Reviews,
  • Managed Care Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly,
  • Assisted Circulation,
  • In Cardiac Surgery: State of the Art Reviews,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ott's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ott to family and friends
4.6
based on 12 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Ott'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 (7)

in Santa Ana |
Dr. Ott -you saved my boyfriends life - quadruple by-pass w his heart functioning at 40 to 45 % words cant say enough for the appreciation and gratefulness for what you have done for him, me, and his family. So much respect to you Dr Ott. You are awesome and God sent.
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Dr. Ott saved my life there is no doubt. I had quadruple by surgery Aug 8th 2016 during the night suffered a rupture and had tremendous blood loss and many complications to follow. Only had a 10 percent chance of surviving. Dr. Ott made every right decision and did everything he could and after 21...more
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in Anaheim, CA |
Dr. Ott is just an angel sent from heaven. He saved my dad's life, he was given a 2% chance of survival, another surgeon refused to operate on him & advised me to take him home & call my siblings to spend as much time they could with dad cause he was a walking time bomb. Dr. Ott came & said I will...more
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I went to the ER with cardiac symptoms and after an angiogram and nuclear stress test was told I needed quadruple bypass surgery. It was a frightening prospect because I have diabetes that makes surgery and post-op care more complicated. When I met Dr. Ott, his confidence and sincere encouragement...more
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Try to scheduled appointment with Dr.Ott , called his office 5 different times and date, still no call back from office manager, leave voice mail urgent to Dr.Ott, no call back from Dr.Ott. Unprofessional staff and most of all DO NOT CARE about patient feeling. Bottom-line is Why would you want...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Ott has admitting privileges

Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center
1111 W La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
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Orange County Global Medical Center
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Anaheim Global Medical Center
1025 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
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