Surgery complete, and a success.

Aaron Boone underwent open heart surgery Thursday at the Stanford University Medical Center, and early indications are that the procedure was successful.

“I spoke to Aaron’s father Bob and he indicated that things went well,” Astros General Manager Ed Wade said in a statement released by the Astros. “Certainly our prayers are with Aaron and the entire Boone family in hopes of a full recovery.”

Dr. D. Craig Miller was scheduled to perform the surgery, which was to include the replacement of an aortic valve. In medical terms, the procedure that Boone was scheduled to undergo is called bicuspid aortic valve aneurysm surgery, which included an aortic valve replacement.

The 36-year-old Boone revealed last week that he has had the heart condition since he was in college and categorized the surgery as “not an emergency situation.”

Boone said he would like to play baseball again but was not sure he would. It is highly unlikely he will play again this year. Boone described the recovery time for the surgery to be “several months.”


Excellent news.

Great news, and thanks for the update.

I am 59 years old and had this surgery in Tampa, Florida on February 9, 2009 and was released to return to work one month later. Granted I am not throwing a baseball or trying to hit 100 mph fastballs but in my opinion he will be back yet this year. By the way, after only 6 weeks I am feeling fantastic. Best of luck to Aaron.

I’m glad to hear everything is going well for him.

~ King of Cali

it is nice to have you keep us up to speed with the fight for third base and fifth starter.
it is extra nice to have you keep us up to date on matters of more import such as the very different Tejada and Boone procedures today.

Great news. Aaron Boone is a good player and even better individual. Best of luck.Russ

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