As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained thoracic and cardiovascular, and vascular surgeons work together at the UF Health Surgical Specialists practice in our UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital to care for patients with simple and complex heart, lung and vascular conditions.
Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery focuses on surgeries of the heart, blood vessels of the chest, and the lungs. UF Health cardiothoracic surgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including endovascular, or minimally invasive, options to help patients recover more quickly. They work closely with UF Health cardiologists, who share the same outpatient practice, to care for patients with heart failure and offer the latest in treatment options.
Vascular surgery focuses on repairing damage to the circulatory system of the body, which includes veins and arteries. UF Health vascular surgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including endovascular, or minimally invasive, options to help patients recover more quickly. Our vascular surgeons work closely with UF Health cardiothoracic surgeons to care for and treat our aortic patients.
Conditions & Services
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open
- Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery
- Aortic dissection
- Aortic valve insufficiency repair
- Aortic valve surgery - open
- Atrial fibrillation or flutter
- Cerebrovascular occlusive disease
- Congenital heart defect - corrective surgery
- Coronary heart disease
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Heart transplant
- Heart transplant
- Hemodialysis access
- Lung cancer
- Lung surgery
- Lung transplant
- Lung transplant
- Marfan syndrome
- Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device
- Mediastinal tumor
- Mini-Maze and Maze procedures
- Mitral valve surgery - minimally invasive
- Peripheral artery disease - legs
- Renal and mesenteric occlusive disease
- Robotic lobectomy
- Robotic resection
- Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- Transcatheter mitral valve repair
- Varicose veins
- Ventricular assist device
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Surgical Specialists – Heart & Vascular Hospital, please contact 352-265-0535.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.