UF Health Surgery are pleased to report that our practices will be increasing in-person visits while continuing, in some cases, to offer telehealth visits. It is important to know that we have implemented a number of measures to safeguard the health of our patients, visitors and caregivers. Please visit coronavirus.ufhealth.org for the latest updates and information about safety measures being taken at UF Health.
Please contact your provider to schedule an appointment and they will determine if a telehealth visit is right for you. View our telehealth section for assistance in how to prepare for and connect to a scheduled appointment. If you still need assistance, please contact our office.
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 Thoracic: 352.265.5470, Vascular: 352.265.9928.
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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.