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The tricuspid 3D ring is part of the next generation of devices designed to address valve geometry with respect to dynamic properties of the valve. Dr. Marc Gerdisch was part of the collaborative process assessing its clinical application. By maintaining three dimensional valve architecture, the 3D ring lessens stress on the leaflets, which should result in the most durable repair. Surgeons at Franciscan St. Francis Health are highly skilled in valve repair and take advantage of this new technology to advance repair techniques.
Dr. Marc Gerdisch talks about the benefits of 3-D heart valve technology during surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health. View the video to see why patients travel from far and wide to experience the future of innovate heart care.
Patients with heart valve disease receive comprehensive, streamline care in a single location at Franciscan St. Francis Health. The St. Francis Heart Valve Center offers patient evaluations by an experienced and dedicated team of cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists who are world renowned valve experts — along with an individualized care plan — in a single appointment. View the video to learn more about our valve team and center.
This video highlights questions and answers about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of Tricuspid Valve Disease.
Franciscan St. Francis Health successfully pioneered surgeries to repair and remodel heart structures. In 2007, Dr. Gerdisch was first in the world to apply the bio-scaffold patch inside the heart, repairing a congenital defect. In 2008, he was first in the world to use the innovative technology in patients with damaged heart valves.
Animation of heart tissue repair using the Extracellular Matrix. Animation courtesy of CorMatrix.

Dr. Gerdisch is an independent physician, who chooses to practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health.