Sarasota Memorial’s nationally ranked Cardiothoracic Surgery program is led by First Physicians Group and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Sell. Our multi-disciplinary, team-based approach to cardiac care gives patients the benefit of collective expertise in evaluating and treating conditions such as irregular heartbeat, heart attack, heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disorders, and other cardiovascular and thoracic disorders.

Our cardiac surgery team continuously strives to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient, utilizing their decades of experience in caring for patients with a full range of cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart failure
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Carotid Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Valvular heart conditions requiring valve repair or replacement

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