The cardiac surgeons at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute diagnose and treat heart conditions by performing a variety of complex procedures. These include surgical treatment of heart failure, weakened or malfunctioning heart valves and congenital heart defects in adults. The surgeons also perform transcatheter aortic valve replacements and implant ventricular assist devices.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute surgeons are on the leading edge of treating cardiac conditions, including those that are rare and complex. They use the latest innovations in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and open-heart surgery, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and a minimally invasive version of this surgery known as MICS CABG
  • Heart valve repair or replacement, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Aortic dissection repair

Institute surgeons strive to provide a minimally invasive approach to treat heart issues — whether they’re opening a blocked artery or repairing a damaged valve. Compared with open-heart surgery, these procedures often offer:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Lower risk of infection

The cardiac surgeons at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and healthcare professionals who provide individualized care.

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility, has named Joseph T. McGinn, Jr., M.D., chief of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. McGinn specializes in the assessment and surgical treatment of patients with coronary artery, aortic and vascular disease. A pioneer in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, he developed the minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting method known internationally as the “McGinn Technique.”

Meet our Team

Cardiac Surgery Program

Our team has experience with a range of cardiac surgeries, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.