Florida Hospital

The Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute excels at the repair and replacement of heart valves. Recognized around the world for the volume of procedures performed, expertise and success, valve surgery has become a routine practice at our Institute. We treat more cardiac patients than any other hospital in the nation. In 2011 alone our surgeons repaired or replaced more than 1,500 valves. Our award-winning cardiac care program has also earned its solid reputation as a comprehensive training facility for visiting surgeons across the country and all over the globe.

According to the American Heart Association, approximately five million people are diagnosed with valve disease each year. Valve disease can develop before birth (congenital) or during one’s life. The Valve Center of Excellence is leading the field in ground-breaking techniques including minimally invasive and small incision. In addition, our Center serves as a training site for physicians from around the world. "Heart valve surgery can be extremely complex and the experience of the entire team is critical. We work together to ensure each patient receives optimal results and benefits from an unparalleled level of experience," says Valve Center of Excellence Medical Director Kevin Accola, MD

Center for Transcatheter Valve Therapies

The Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute has been selected as one of the first sites to offer the recently FDA-approved Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) as a treatment option for certain patients with inoperable, severe, symptomatic aortic valve stenosis.Patients eligible for this therapy have severe aortic stenosis and are experiencing cardiac symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest discomfort or syncope.

The Center for Valve Therapies is a multidisciplinary clinic that combines the efforts of referring physicians, cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to provide focused assessments and treatment options for patients with complex valve disorders. This collaborative approach offers patients exemplary clinical care through evaluations and advanced imaging. The multidisciplinary team also provides clear communication about recommended medical and surgical options to our patients and referring physicians.

Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

Florida Hospital has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best surgical results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

Hello! My name is Scott Nieman. I am 42 years old. I was born in 1967 with aortic stenosis. Back then, the doctors did not operate on infants so it was not until I was 12 years old, and my condition became ... Read more.

Hi there! My name is Denise Ring and I suffered from severe mitral regurgitation due to a mitral valve prolapse. Like many patients, I was scared and anxious before surgery. After surgery, however, I’m ... Read more.

Hi! My name is Duane Hunt, and I’m a 50-year-old Pastor from Winter Haven, Florida. My wife, Peggy, and I have been married for 32 years and have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

In 2009, ... Read more.

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Sara Conn

Hi, my name is Sara Conn and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for Florida Hospital.

At the Florida Hospital, we realize that patients who are facing heart surgery will encounter many challenges, questions and concerns regarding their treatment.

As a key member of our heart surgery team, I'm here to help you navigate the full spectrum of services -- from accessing the latest medical research, to psychological and nutritional counseling.

Whether its coordinating appointments, assisting ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

To help you learn more about Florida Hospital, here are references for you:

Hospital Info

Florida Hospital
601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, Florida 32803
(866) 306-9263

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Have A Question? Call Us at (888) 725-4311

HeartValveSurgery.com
P.O. Box 4049
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (888) 725-4311