Cleveland Clinic Florida’s surgeons offer surgery for all types of heart conditions. Expertise in cardiac surgery includes surgery for heart valve disease, valve repair, aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass, surgery for arrhythmias, heart failure, Marfan syndrome and other less common conditions. They also specialize in the surgical treatment of diseases of the lung and chest, including lung cancer, thymoma, pleural effusions and infections. Our surgical team of experts work with the newest surgical techniques, equipment and devices, including minimally invasive surgery, off-pump bypass, robotically assisted and percutaneous procedures.

Cleveland Clinic is a pioneer in minimally invasive beating heart surgery, which results in less pain and trauma, reduced recovery time and reduced risk of infection. Following the Cleveland Clinic model of medicine, the Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery department collaborates with many other specialists to provide patients with coordinated diagnosis and treatment plans.

Florida Appointments

To schedule a consultation, call direct 954.659.5320 or toll-free 877.463.2010. You can also make an appointment online.

What We Treat

What We Treat

What We Treat in South Florida

  • Lung tumors and lung cancer
  • Benign conditions of the lungs (interstitial lung disease)
  • Disorders of the pleurae (the membranes surrounding the lungs)
  • Pleural Effusion (excess fluid in the pleural cavity)
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Tumors of the mediastinum (Thymoma, lymphoma, teratoma, etc)
  • Thymoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Aorta Disease
Services & Treatments

Services & Treatments

What Services We Offer in South Florida

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Pleural fluid drainage
  • Decortication
  • Pleurx Catheter
  • Pleurodesis
  • Removal of parts or the entire Lung for tumor or infection (Pulmonary Resection):
    • Lobectomy (Part of lung)
    • Pneumonectomy (Whole lung)
    • Segmentectomy (Part of lung)
    • Wedge Resection (Part of lung)
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymecotomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma
  • VATS, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair or Replacement for:
    • Aortic Valve Stenosis (Narrowing or tight)
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation or Insufficiency (Leaking)
  • Atrial Septal Defect repair (hole in the heart)
  • Biventricular lead placement
  • Removal of Masses or Tumors from the heart
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)


Edward Savage , MD
Department Chair
Cedric Sheffield , MD
Director of Heart Transplant, Mechanical and Circulatory Support Program
Ahmad Zeeshan , MD
Associate Staff Surgeon