Hello! My name is Dr. Kevin Accola and I am a heart surgeon having graduated from University of Illinois in 1984. To date, I have performed approximately 9,000 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 2,400 (currently 300+ cases per year) involved heart valve operations. I perform surgery at Florida Hospital.
"Dr. Accola was amazing. At my office visit, he took the time to explain everything that was going to happen. Then, he took the time to answer any questions I had.
When it came to the day of surgery, Dr. Accola came and saw me before the surgery and several times after. I have a 20-year old daughter who was obviously very worried about me. She said to me after my surgery that Dr. Accola had someone come out and update her during the surgery. Then, he personally came out and spoke to her when the surgery was over. That means a lot to me because I was worried about her. I have had my post-op visit and I am doing very well. In closing, I would have to say that if anyone is looking for a great heart surgeon... Dr. Accola is your man!"
"Dr. Accola is a great surgeon. He is professional, yet friendly. He put me at ease with his smile and I had all the confidence in the world that his surgical skills were the best -- considering all of the surgeries he performs. So far, my new tissue valve is doing its job."
"Dr. Accola performed a right coronary artery bypass and a pulmonary valve surgery. Now, I feel great. Thank you Dr. Accola! God bless you and take care always!!!!"
"I am a retired cardiac perfusionist with 40 plus years of experience. When I retired to Florida, I never anticipated I would come to have the need to have open heart surgery. When I discovered that my mitral valve was in need of repair I immediately thought of the Cleveland clinic, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and also Dr. Adams in New York. I then considered the logistics and cost of having surgery so far from home in Ocala, Florida. I contacted a famous surgeon that I worked with at Children's Hospital in Boston for 35 years. My friend was originally from Florida and had extensive knowledge of who had the skills to perform this type of surgery. He informed me that Dr. Kevin Accola was the surgeon I should go to for the repair of my mitral valve. Dr. Accola is a very engaging man and a truly gifted surgeon. Being in the field, I had the advantage of inside information on who was the best. I was walking up to 10 miles a day shortly after surgery and playing strong tennis at two months. I was 69 years of age at the time of my surgery and to be able to do this speaks volumes on the skill of Dr. Accola. I would and will recommend him to anyone who is the need of the help that only he can provide in this part of the country. Many thanks to Dr. Accola from me and my family."
"Dr. Accola had great bedside manner and he was an excellent surgeon. If I needed to go through this again, it would be with him and his team at Florida Hospital."
"Dr. Accola did a good job."
"Where to start? Dr. Accola did a re-repair on my tricuspid valve on 03/1/12. My valve was repaired one year before on 03/30/11. By another Doctor in another Hospital. When my Husband and I watched his video and read his Bio profile I knew he would be my Surgeon. When I met him for the first time I just felt like Dr. Accola was compassionate and caring. He just made me feel so at ease with his hug and his touch, He has a great team and wonderful staff at Florida Hospital. Thank you Doctor Accola, you are the man."
"I prayed for a good doctor and ended up with a fantastic one. Dr Kevin Accola is a very caring and compassionate person, from the moment he walked in the door at my first visit I knew he would be the one to do my surgery. I couldn't even walk up a flight of stairs without giving out of breath. It's been 11 months since my surgery and I'm doing better than ever. I exercise 3 to 4 times a week and I'm in the best shape of my life. I would highly recommend Dr. Accola. He's not only a wonderful surgeon, but wonderful person."
"Dr. Accola is a great Surgeon, kind and caring and detailed about surgery."
"If not for Dr. Accola, I would not be here today. In addition to being a skillful surgeon, Dr. Accola is caring & remarkable!"
"Dr. Kevin Accola could not have been any better -- in any manner."
"Amazing... Simply amazing! That is the best way to tell you who and what kind of Doctor Kevin Accola is. I truly believe that god is guiding his hands every step of the way. You can just feel the higher power when he walks into the room. He gives his full attention to you and addressed all of my concerns! "
"Dr. Accola had a happy bounce in his step. He was serious when it was needed. Dr. Kevin Accola saved my life! I received the On-X mechanical valve and it works great. No problems. "
"Dr. Kevin Accola is a phenomenally gifted surgeon who also has a very warm and caring bedside manner. He personally got me my first bite of post-op food... an ice cream cup. Dr. Accola is like a rock star or Superman around Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute in Orlando. I was in amazing hands and received astounding care both by Dr. Accola and by the wonderful staff of Florida Hospital. They're the best!"
"We were very fortunate to have Dr. Kevin Accola. You can not ask for more than his excellent and outstanding bedside care, comfort, assurance, generosity, competence and kindness. My wife can not thank him enough when I was critical in CVICU at dawn - Dr. Accola was there attending to me. He was very confident I would be fine. He's TOPS! Thank you Lord!"
"Dr. Kevin Accola is an awesome surgeon and even better person. In addition to the mitral valve repair, I had an anomalous right coronary artery that was moved to the correct position. "
"Dr. Kevin Accola was a very caring and experienced doctor. Wonderful! He spent a lot of time with me and my family answering questions. I would highly recommend him."
"Dr. Kevin Accola was the most compassionate, caring, dedicated, competent surgeon that I have interacted with. He worked tirelessly to stabilize my father during the surgery and the post op ICU. We were extremely pleased."
"Excellent pre- and post-operative. Dr. Accola is very personal and professional. He stopped in several times in intensive care room between his later surgeries. Dr. Accola performed double bypass operation at same time he repaired my mitral valve."
"Dr. Accola is wonderful, honest, caring and tells you like it is. I was scared. Dr. Accola was wonderful. I had and aortic valve replacement and 1 bypass. I'm doing great. If I ever needed more surgery, I would not hesitate for a minute. Dr. Accola is the best!"
"Wonderful... Thanks to Dr. Accola, I'm still alive to talk about it. Going into surgery I didn't know if I would come out of it. The experience was not bad with not as much pain as I thought I would have. "
"Dr. Accola was excellent. His bedside manner is very reassuring -- with a sense of humor. I think God's hand guides him during surgery."
My cardiac specialties include:
- Mitral valve repair
- Aortic valve procedures
- Ascending aortic aneurysm
I have the following clinical interests:
- New valvular technology
- Cardiac protective drugs
- Critical care studies
"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is personalized care to each patient and family as well as the incredible team I have around me which is consistent daily. Our nursing staff is also quite remarkable."
Dr. Kevin Accola, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Illinois in 1984.
I have relationships with several insurance providers including:
- Nearly all insurances
217 Hillcrest St
Orlando, FL 32801
(866) 306-9873 A map of our clinic is provided below.