HCA Florida-Mercy Heart Institute

If you have been diagnosed with heart valve disease, the HCA Florida-Mercy Heart Institute is here to help you with world-renowned doctors, advanced care nurse practioners and minimally-invasive therapies to accelerate your recovery with reduced patient discomfort. Using the latest imaging technology, we can reconstruct 3D models of your heart to perform valve repair and replacement procedures that are safe, effective and durable.

Led by Dr. Allan Stewart, the collaborative HCA Florida-Mercy Heart Institute team of surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists and physician assistants focus on the patient, their family and friends at each step of the treatment and recovery process.

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A History of Aortic Surgery Excellence

HCA Florida-Mercy Heart Institute is recognized for its surgical and minimally-invasive treatment of aortic valve disease and aortic anerusyms which are two leading causes of death and disability.  Specific to aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation, our team uses different approaches to ensure the best possible outcomes with the shortest hospital stays and the fastest recovery. 


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Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

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

Our Patients Say

When I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve and an aortic aneurysm,  I was scared and very afraid. After my minimally-invasive aortic valve repair surgery by Dr. Allan Stewart, I feel very well ... Read more.

I’m a professional power lifter and I hold the world record of 645 pounds in the bench press.

I was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm that was 4.9 cm. I needed to get it fixed. I thought my ... Read more.

Dr. Stewart performed a very successful aortic valve and aortic root replacement procedure on me. He was always available to my wife and our family! I feel fantastic now!

-- Bill Easton, ... Read more.

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Debra Segreti

Hi, my name is Debra Segreti and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for HCA Florida-Mercy Heart Institute.

I assist in the coordination of care for patients who have heart valve disease and other cardiac problems including aortic aneurysms, atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease. As a first generation American, with family from Puerto Rico, I am fluent in Spanish.

So you know, I am a heart valve patient who underwent mechanical mitral valve surgery over 20 years ago. My experience as a heart valve patient ... Read more.