Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

If you have severe aortic stenosis and open-heart surgery is too risky for you, consider a minimally invasive option, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, known as TAVR.

TAVR works by repairing – rather than removing – the existing aortic valve by inserting a collapsible replacement valve into the existing one via a small incision in the groin or chest. Your doctor does not open your chest to perform this procedure. After the new valve has expanded, the old valve is moved out of the way and the new valve immediately takes over, regulating your blood flow.


Our compassionate team includes cardiologists and heart surgeons with expertise in valve disease, primary care physicians, pulmonologists, and anesthesiologists. They work together to offer unparalleled treatment to individuals with complex health issues, making Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance one of the leading cardiovascular treatment centers in Southern California.

Benefits of TAVR

  • Available for those who cannot undergo open-heart surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Take about two hours, or half as long as open-heart surgery

View frequently asked questions about TAVR ›

Call the Health Resource Center at 888-HEALING (432-5464) to find a specialist or learn more about TAVR.

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