The Ocala Heart model is a multi-faceted approach that has developed over two decades. A team of top quality cardiothoracic specialists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, critical care nurses and medical staff work together to ensure our patients receive top quality medical care at Citrus’ best cardiovascular and thoracic hospital, Ocala Heart Institute at the Heart Center at Citrus Memorial Health System. Employing a team approach ensures superior heart health care because of its all-encompassing effort to treat every aspect of a patient’s life: emotional, mental, and physical concerns.

Citrus Cardiovascular Care

Citrus Ocala Heart Institute cardiologists, interventional electrophysiology laboratories and operating rooms are equipped with leading technology. Combining state of the art technology with skill and experience, our top specialists in cardiovascular surgery, cardiovascular anesthesiology, and cardiology are committed to their mission to provide superior quality treatment of heart, lungs, and circulation health problems. From Dor procedure to decortications, bypass grafting to valve repair, we are prepared for your lung surgery and cardio/vascular needs.

Trusted Citrus Heart Surgery Team

Your team, made up of physicians and medical staff experienced and trained in the procedures you need, monitor your health and progress from initial evaluation of your medical history, current medical health and risks, through your treatment/hospital stay to postoperative care/progress at home, ensuring that nothing goes undetected. This eliminates a revolving door of caregivers who may inadvertently fail to share all pertinent information. The members of the team do not change; they and the patient get to know each other well, eliminating misunderstandings. Because each member of our multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular, cardiology, lung, thoracic and anesthesiologist specialists know what the others are doing at all times, it significantly reduces the error margin and cuts through red tape to make adjustments in your medical care, if needed.

Contact our Heart Surgeons in Citrus, FL

The Florida heart surgeons at Ocala Heart Institute at the Heart Center at Citrus Memorial Health System treat you as a member of our family, offering comfort and confidence as well as compassion and education. We perform a high volume of vascular, cardiology, lung and esophageal surgeries, assuring patients of experience as well as expertise. Contact us to learn more about who we are and the treatments we offer. We are available to you and your family at all times to answer your questions or concerns with the respect you deserve. From thoracic aortic repair to endarterectomy, pulmonary embolectomy to pacemaker or defibrillator implantation, your team will be made up of the country’s top specialists in the field.

What is heart disease?

Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease, is a simple term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow and creating a risk for heart attack or stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, an irregular heartbeat – or arrhythmia – and heart valve problems. To learn more about heart disease and conditions that can lead to heart disease, heart attack or stroke, you can visit the American Heart Association.