Cardiothoracic Surgeon Masahiro Ono, MD, PhD is a UNOS-certified heart transplant surgeon whose expertise extends to mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and the placement of ventricular assist devices (VADs).

For patients with advanced heart failure awaiting a heart transplant, or who aren’t eligible for a heart transplant, ventricular assist devices, or VADs, may be an option. VADs are mechanical pumps that circulate blood from the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart) to the rest of the body.

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Management
  • Cardiac Device Implantation
  • Bridge to Transplant
  • Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices (DT LVAD)
    • CentriMag
    • HeartMate II
    • Impella
    • HeartAssist5
    • Thoratec pVAD and Thoratec iVAD Bridge to Recovery
    • HeartMate XVE
    • TandemHeart