The surgeons of UF Health Cardiothoracic Surgery – Jacksonville
are highly specialized and recognized experts in the field of heart, lung and chest
surgery. UF cardiothoracic surgeons employ state-of-the-art technology and the latest
surgical techniques to treat heart disease and lung and esophageal cancer, including
minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures that significantly improve outcomes
and recovery time for patients.
Specializing in complicated, high-risk surgical procedures, these experts are at
the forefront of heart, lung and chest surgery. The division has been recognized
for excellence in bypass procedures and its outcomes have been well above the national
average. Working in close coordination with specialists in cardiology, radiation
oncology, medical oncology, pulmonology, pathology and radiology, the division treats
a full array of conditions.
The division has established strong national leadership in cardiothoracic surgery.
In 2007, one of our surgeons received The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Distinguished
Service Award, which is the highest award of our largest professional society. In
addition, our surgeons chair over a dozen national committees and/or subcommittees
of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and are members of numerous other national workforces.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database is largely recognized as the
prototype clinical registry for quality improvement in the country. This database
is chaired by one of our cardiothoracic surgeons.