Hello! My name is Dr. Harold Roberts and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Arkansas in 1981. To date, I have performed approximately 4,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Aventura Hospital. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that over 95% of my cardiac procedures involve a heart valve. I routinely do complex multi-valvular procedures and re-vascularization, frequently in high risk patients referred or declined by other surgeons. In spite of this, my mortality rate is consistently well below the STS risk adjusted predicted mortality. In addition, I spend the majority of my time away from the practice attending valve meetings. Thus, I believe I consistently offer cutting edge techniques and equipment to provide my patients the best solutions for their heart valve problems.
"There are no words to express how wonderful I was treated. From bed side manner to the soft spoken Dr Roberts and his team. Dr. Roberts gave me the greatest gift of all.. LIFE. I was weeks away from not being here. My MD recommended another surgeon. However that was going to be my choice.
So i started researching and when I came across Dr. Roberts. I knew I found the right doctor. I watched all his videos and what I really noticed was just how committed he was. He is the Best!!!
I forgot to tell you that he Is a very busy. But, he took the time to make time for me."
-- Charlene Smith, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 12/06/2014
"From bedside manner before and after this unexpected surgery (I'm an active adult who runs 3-5 miles 4-5 days a week, and just last summer pedaled 808 miles from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco), to the technically superb Bentall procedure he performed, to honoring my request NOT to use a mechanical valve so that I can continue my active lifestyle, Dr. Roberts was and is simply the best surgeon one could have through this traumatic and terrifying ordeal. I recommend him without reservation."
-- Terrance Davis, Aortic Valve, 02/12/2014
In a matter of moments, Dr. Roberts realized that he could not perform a robotic surgery (as planned) and quickly switched the procedure to an open heart sternotomy to accommodate my husband’s unique anatomy. Previously, we visited specialists and other surgeons who did not recognize that my husband’s situation was more difficult than first anticipated. During a critical moment, Dr. Roberts knew exactly what to do.
There is no other choice, he's the BEST! A true expert, a professional, and a man with a GREAT heart."
-- Tiffany Bedran, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/20/2012
-- Tom Devine, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/17/2011
-- Terry Tannenbaum, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, Maze Procedure, 12/15/2010
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Harold Roberts, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Arkansas in 1981.