I'm a 58 yr old JW who will most likely need surgery for the above condition. I've been researching surgeons in Florida, because we live in Sarasota Fl.. I think I have found the Surgeon I'd like to do this procedure. He's at U of Florida Gainesville, and the hospital would be Shands. Anyone know something of "bloodless" surgery at that facility? Or, does anyone have someone else in Florida who has done aortic replacement (dacron) and aortic valve repair? I will contact the Liason Committee in Gainesville area. I have until November before my next CT Scan.