Cardiovascular surgeons in Aventura

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is home to a highly experienced team of cardiac specialists who offer heart and vascular surgery in addition to minimally invasive treatments for all forms of heart disease.

We are committed to serving our Miami-Dade County patients with high quality care, and our skilled cardiovascular surgeons are renowned for handling complex procedures with high success rates.

To learn more about heart and vascular surgical services at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, please call us at (305) 682-6677.

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has two dedicated, state-of-the-art open heart suites and a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU). Patients stay in our CVICU from the moment they have their surgery until they are ready to go home. Our Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) is staffed by a team of heart specialists who provide patients with expert heart care.

Heart and vascular surgical services

At Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, we offer a range of procedures, including minimally invasive options to repair and replace heart valves and arteries. Our surgeons use advanced surgical techniques, equipment and devices to perform many complex procedures, including:

Bypass surgery

Bypass surgery is an advanced heart procedure that involves bypassing damaged or blocked arteries. We offer several options for bypass surgery, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)—This surgery is performed to restore or improve blood flow to the heart. It is typically performed when the coronary arteries have become blocked or narrowed.
  • On-pump coronary artery bypass—This is the most common version of the CABG surgery, and it is performed with a cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass—In this version of CABG surgery, a cardiopulmonary bypass machine is not used. This procedure is often referred to as the "beating heart" surgery.

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation

This procedure is used to support oxygen supply, blood circulation and help the heart pump more blood. Patients whose hearts are unable to pump enough blood may benefit from this procedure, which involves a thin, flexible catheter attached to a long, cylindrical polyurethane balloon that sits on the aorta.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Patients recovering from heart failure, heart surgery or who need additional support during cardiac catheterization can benefit from ECMO support. The ECMO machine allows a patient's heart and lungs to rest by pumping and oxygenating the blood outside the body.

Extracorporeal carbon dioxide (CO2) removal

Extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECOR) is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients experiencing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Structural heart care

For patients who do not qualify for traditional open procedures, our heart specialists offer heart valve implantation without surgery. Florida Heart and Vascular Care specializes in interventional treatments, which include structural heart intervention.