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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) FAQs

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) FAQs

When it comes to patient care, I think the most important thing is good, effective communication; making sure the patient is well-informed of all of their options and how they can maximize their recovery.

Dr. Brett E. Grizzell is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, skilled in minimally invasive surgery and TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement).

He provides comprehensive care for patients suffering from heart disease, cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, and also performs surgical treatment for diseases of the chest and lungs.

Dr. Grizzell was raised in Wichita and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

“With the advances in medicine today, it’s very rewarding to see a patient return to the office after undergoing a major surgery in a minimally-invasive fashion,” said Dr. Grizzell. “My greatest wish for my patients is that they enjoy the quality of life they want for themselves.”

Medical Education

  • Medical Degree: Doctor of Medicine – University of Kansas School of Medicine; Wichita, Kansas; 2000-2004
  • Residency: General Surgery – University of Kansas School of Medicine; Wichita, Kansas; 2004-2009
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery – Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Medical Center; St. Louis, Missouri; 2009-2011

Current Teaching Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor: Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine; Wichita, Kansas; 2011 - Present

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Kansas Medical Society
  • Medical Society of Sedgwick County