About

Welcome to the Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgery Medical Group web site, home to the most dynamic Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery group in the greater Los Angeles area.

We are a group of three cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons all double board certified (in general and thoracic surgery). We were founded as an independent entity in June of 1993, though we had been working together as a group for four years as part of a larger, combined cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery multispeciality group.

We have been, and continue to be, pioneers and innovators in such revolutionary techniques as Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Grafting (OPCABG), Minimally-Invasive Valve Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Arrhythmia Surgery (Modified Maze Procedure). We were the first group on the west coast to offer Minimally invasive (endoscopic) radial artery harvesting for CABG procedures. We continue to advance the frontiers of cardiothoracic surgery while optimizing the impact of these procedures on patients to improve outcomes, and more quickly return patients to full functioning lives.

Our goal is to provide our patients with the full spectrum of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical services. We feel we can best provide the optimal treatment and therapy tailored to our individual patient’s needs, be it coronary bypass grafting (CABG), minimally invasive valve repair or replacement, thoracoscopic lung resection, or cardiac transplantation.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality surgical services while caring for the patient as a whole person with emotional and spiritual as well as physical needs. We value honesty, integrity, trust, and kindness. These values guide our actions with our patients and their families. We believe our patients and their families are people whose well-being depends on compassionate care that addresses their physical and emotional needs.

We perform over 400 heart operations each year along with an additional 500 non-cardiac cases. Our team approach to patient care allows us to maintain an exceptionally high level of care that ensures the best possible results for our patients. Our outcomes are better than any group in the area and we strive to maintain and improve our results, constantly striving for the best possible care for our patients.

We are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week/ 365 days a year to provide full and comprehensive cardiothoracic services. If you are outside the immediate Los Angeles area and need urgent care, we can help arrange a transfer to one of our hospitals for further evaluation and treatment.