This specialized aortic heart valve surgery replaces the patient's diseased aortic heart valve with his or her own pulmonary valve. The pulmonary valve is then replaced with a homograft (made from human tissue) pulmonary valve.
Although a Ross procedure is more complicated than a conventional valve replacement, it has long-term benefits. It fosters growth in the pulmonary artery, which makes this a procedure of choice in younger patients.
For expertise on the Ross procedure, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center, including the Porter Institute for Valvular Heart Disease and Cardiothoracic Surgery.