Dr. Federico Milla, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Federico Milla and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from St. George's University, Grenada in 2000. To date, I have performed approximately 900 cardiac surgeries, of which 600 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Piedmont Heart Institute. Read more...

21 Patient Reviews for Dr. Milla

"I was concerned and scared but Dr. Milla put me at ease. After the surgery, I feel better than my 'old' self. Thanks Dr. Milla!"

-- Myra O'Connor, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. Milla and his entire team could not have taken any better care of me, from the initial sit-down conference to explain the films of the trans-esophageal electrocardiogram and the purpose of the surgery, through extensive preop planning and diagnostic studies including cardiac cath to make sure I was a good surgical candidate, then going to the operating room where I was introduced to all the professionals who would care for me there, then the open-heart surgery itself, followed by a stay in the cardiac ICU with later transfer to the "step-down" unit for the rest of my five days in the hospital. Remarkably, the head operating room nurse, Tanya, even paid me a visit on the step-down ward! No one believed my claim of being pain-free postop, but it was absolutely true. Dr. Milla is inherently compassionate and kind, and every member of his team who dealt with me was thoroughly competent and just as attentive to my safety and recovery as he was. After the hospital I spent five days in a rehab unit to give my husband a breather before I came home, and by the end of six weeks I felt better than I'd felt in a very long time.

Piedmont Hospital's Marcus Heart Valve Center is a remarkable addition to the southeast medical scene, and I've already recommended it to friends with heart-valve issues. As to the surgical result, it's four months after the operation and my heart is performing exactly as everyone hoped. I feel very blessed to have been cared for in such a fine facility by an topnotch team of helpers. "

-- Betsy White, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 08/31/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Mitral valve repair
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Aortic valve surgery

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

  • Heart valve surgery outcomes

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Federico Milla, heart surgeon, graduated from St. George's University, Grenada in 2000.

Then, Dr. Milla completed a General Surgery Residency at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 2007 and a Thoracic Surgery Residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2010.

Dr. Milla is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Federico Milla

Piedmont Heart Institute
95 Collier Road, Suite 5015
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 793-7573

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