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Minimally Invasive
Cardiac Surgery.

The heart experts at UHealth are dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced, minimally invasive options for cardiac care that have the best possible outcomes.

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Make an Appointment Today

Schedule an appointment with the experts at UHealth. Call 305-689-2784 or schedule an appointment online.

If you are a physician who would like to refer a patient, call 844-900-UMMD (8663) or visit UMMD.org.

Meet Dr. Joseph Lamelas, Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Lamelas is an internationally known pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He developed the minimally invasive “Miami Method” for cardiac surgery – an approach he has performed in more than 7,000 cases, and that has been demonstrated to have many advantages for patients. These include getting patients back to their lives faster and with fewer complications than with open heart surgery. Dr. Lamelas joins UHealth’s team of heart experts, who offer the full spectrum of comprehensive cardiovascular care.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. LAMELAS

The Benefits of a Minimally Invasive Approach to Cardiac Surgery

Research shows that high-risk patients, including the elderly and the obese, have better outcomes with Dr. Lamelas’ minimally invasive approach to cardiac surgery. This minimally invasive approach provides many advantages to patients, including:

  • Reduced pain and trauma
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced risk of stroke
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Quicker recovery

Treatments

Your UHealth cardiac surgery team specializes in the full spectrum of leading-edge minimally invasive procedures, treatments, and therapies, including:

Are You at Risk?

You may be at risk for cardiovascular disease and not even know it. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly half of all Americans have at least one of three key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use. Take the confidential and free UHealth Heart Risk Assessment to learn if you may be at risk and the steps you can take right now to improve your heart health. If you are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, a UHealth cardiovascular nurse will provide a free, in-person heart risk assessment to determine if you meet the criteria to receive a reduced-cost coronary calcium scan.