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
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.
To contact our heart valve clinic, please contact:
Our clinic accepts and works with many insurance providers.
Our clinic is located at:
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
A map of our clinic is provided below.