Dr. Kevin Accola, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Kevin Accola and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Illinois in 1984. To date, I have performed approximately 9,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,400 (currently 300+ cases per year) involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Florida Hospital. Read more...

35 Patient Reviews for Dr. Accola

"I’m feeling fantastic! Dr. Accola performed a mitral valve repair for me just 12 weeks ago. This amazing surgeon is a truly gifted man."

-- Denise Ring, heart valve surgery patient

"In addition to mitral valve repair, I had a single bypass. Dr. Accola and his team exceeded every expectation I had. Not only did they take the time to explain the procedure but willingly addressed every concern I had with professionalism and understanding. They went the extra mile to reassure my wife and address her concerns.

In less than one week, I was walking the hospital corridors. In week two, I was walking two fifteen minute, fairly brisk sessions daily. I am now in week 6 and walking two miles at least once daily. The only pain I have felt is coughing the first few days. My incision feels like a slight sunburn when my shirt touches. Other than that i feel almost nothing.

I am 68, 5'10" and weighed 250. My weight is now 230 through diet and exercise. I feel as if I stepped off a hot humid golf course into a nice air conditioned lounge. My challenge going forward is curbing my enthusiasm and not overdoing my proper healing process.

Dr. Accola and his team are amazing and I will always hold a place in my heart for them."

-- Adam Lumsden, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/04/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic valve procedures
  • Ascending aortic aneurysm

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • New valvular technology
  • Cardiac protective drugs
  • Critical care studies

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Kevin Accola, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Illinois in 1984.

Dr. Kevin Accola

Florida Hospital
217 Hillcrest St
Orlando, FL 32801
(866) 306-9873

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