UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery
To make an appointment, call 386.226.2662
Halifax Health has collaborated with University of Florida Health (UF Health) to bring advanced thoracic, cardiovascular and vascular surgical care to Volusia, Flagler and Brevard Counties. Board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons from UF Health lead the program and are located at the main campus of Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Halifax Health serves as the areas only Level II Trauma Center and through this partnership with UF Health we can now expand on the services available to our community reach in Florida.
Highest-Rated Program for Heart Surgery
Once again in 2020, the UF Health Heart Surgery Program at Halifax Health earned the highest and most distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in aortic valve replacement (AVR) combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The three-star rating, places UF Health Heart Surgery at Halifax Health among the elite for AVR+CABG surgery in the United States and Canada.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a not-for-profit organization that represents more than 7,300 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society’s mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
Nation’s Top 50 Heart Program
Halifax Health has been named a top 50 hospital in the nation for cardiovascular care for consecutive years. Out of 980 hospitals across the nation the team at UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health has performed in the top 50 based on publicly available data.
What this means to you and our patients in need of expert cardiovascular care:
- More than 7,000 additional lives could be saved
- More than 5,000 heart patients could be complication-free
- More than $1.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
Vascular Testing Accreditation by the IAC
UF Health Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health, with board-certified vascular surgeons Robert J. Feezor, MD, and Michael Yacoub, MD, achieved a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, or IAC, in Vascular Testing in the area(s) of Peripheral Venous Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing, and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and dedication to continuous improvement.
Accreditation by the IAC indicates that UF Health Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published standards, demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vascular testing. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained
The UF Health cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons whose practice resides at Halifax Health, are board-certified and fellowship-trained. This means you are in the hands of expert surgeons who have been rigorously trained in their surgical specialty.
Our patients also receive the added benefit of having surgeons – located in the heart of Volusia County – with more than five decades of experience. This keeps our patients close to home during times when it matters most.
Meet Our Patients
Meet three of our patients who have either undergone off-pump heart bypass surgery, emergency open heart surgery or robotic lung surgery.
To make an appointment for either cardiothoracic or vascular surgery, call 386.226.2662