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 Xavier Ruyra Baliarda

Head of Cardiac Surgery at Teknon Medical Centre

Xavier Ruyra Baliarda


Madrid, Spain


Dr. Ruyra is an expert in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and bloodless cardiac surgery, mitral repair surgery and sutureless aortic valve replacement surgery and TAVI. He is one of the world’s leading specialists in the Ross procedure, a heart operation which involves using the patient’s own pulmonary valve to replace the diseased aortic valve.

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Dr. Xavier Ruyra-Baliarda is a specialist in Cardiac Surgery and leads a team of professionals whose main goal is to provide patients with the whole range of possibilities that exist in modern heart surgery. Dr. Ruyra-Baliarda specializes in valve repair, futureless aortic valve in high risk patients, Ross procedure and cardiac cavity reconstruction surgery. Over the years, numerous surgical techniques have been developed to minimize the aggressiveness of the procedure on the heart and the entire body. The Smart cardiac surgery program includes beating heart coronary surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, bloodless cardiac surgery and Fast –track recovery.


1985-1989 MD. Universitat Central de Barcelona. Hospital Clínic Provincial

1991-1995 Resident in Cardiovascular Surgery - Department of Cardiac Surgery Hospital Barcelona


Intermediate Care Unit After Cardiac Surgery: Impact on Length of Stay and Outcomes

Rationale and design of a multicentre, prospective, randomised, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the adipose graft transposition procedure in patients with a myocardial scar: The AGTP II trial


Member of the Spanish Society of Cardiac Surgery

Member of the European Board of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Spokesperson of the Catalan Organisation of Transplantation (OCATT)

Associate Professor of Surgery at Autonomous University of Barcelona

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