Heart and Vascular

Highest Level of Care

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 Quality of Care

Better Care. Better Outcomes.

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.

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.

Important Information for Patients Preparing for and Recovering from Heart Surgery

We encourage you to watch the video above as your Heart and Vascular Team explains what to expect both pre- and post-op for your heart surgery. The video has important and detailed information about what to do before your surgery, like what medications you should hold off on before surgery.

Other topics covered in this video:

  • What can I expect the day of surgery?
  • Introduction to your surgery team.
  • Important information for family and friends.
  • What your surgery involves and what to expect.
  • Night of surgery and post-op days one through three.
  • Diet, Exercise and Medication.
  • Cardiac Rehab Program
  • Do’s and Don’t of Discharge.

Family members are also encouraged to watch and learn what to expect.

Where do I check-in day of surgery?
The day of surgery you will check in at the Fountain Tower entrance at 5:00 am. From there you will be directed to same day surgery located on the third floor. Once the patient has been taken to surgery, the family will be directed to the third floor surgical waiting room.

Important Phone Numbers
Navigator Office: 386.425.1361
Surgeons Office: 386.241.1040
Questions: 386.425.5491 (Ask for the Charge Nurse)

Family visits the night of surgery
Family members are encouraged to visit; however, we do ask that visitors take a break from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm to allow for your nursing team to change shifts efficiently and focus on the care on your loved ones.

UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health is now open to serve all West Volusia County residents and surrounding areas in Deltona, FL.

UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health is located at the state-of-the-art medical facility Halifax Health|UF Health Medical Center of Deltona and is ready to provide treatment for a variety of vascular needs.

Dr. Michael Yacoub, MD, FACS is a full-time clinical surgeon within the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Yacoub is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.

Dr. Yacoub clinical interests include open and endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm, dialysis access creation and maintenance, treatment of venous pathology, peripheral occlusive disease, treatment of cerebrovascular occlusive disease, and open and endovascular treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia.

UF Health Surgical Specialties at Halifax Health | UF Health – Medical Center of Deltona

3400 Halifax Crossing Blvd, Suite 200, Deltona, FL 32725

Give Us A Call At 386.457.6384

Hospital Building with flag out front

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.

 

Last week my husband had a procedure done by Dr. Yacoub, it was a great experience. Not knowing what to expect was worrisome , but thanks to Dr. Yacoub and all his friendly staff it went very well. Thank you!

– Nancy H in Charleston WV

Meet Your Heart and Vascular Team

UF Health Heart & Vascular Surgery Care Team

Robert Feezor, MD
Vascular Surgery
Robert Feezor, MD
Vascular Surgery

A board-certified and fellowship-trained vascular and general surgeon. Dr. Feezor is known nationally for complex aortic aneurysm repair, as well as covering a breadth of vascular diseases including aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and varicose vein disease. Dr. Feezor practices in Daytona Beach and his UF Health practice is at Halifax Health Medical Center.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Robert J. Feezor, MD, FACS, is an associate professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is a vascular surgeon who is board-certified in general surgery and vascular surgery.

After majoring in chemistry at Davidson College in North Carolina, he attended medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at UF, during which he completed a National Institutes of Health-funded T32 research fellowship in trauma and burns. He served as administrative chief resident and then transitioned to the vascular surgery fellowship program.

Prior to joining UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Dr. Feezor practiced at UF Health in Gainesville for eight years. During this time, he served as program director for the vascular fellowship program, as well as director for the UF Health Comprehensive Vein Center. He was awarded the national Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching by the American College of Surgeons in 2005, the Hugh M. Hill Award for outstanding resident teacher in the College of Medicine in both 2005 and 2006, and the Department’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2010.

Dr. Feezor’s clinical interests include open surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic diseases, peripheral and visceral occlusive disease and dialysis access creation and maintenance.

For Dr. Feezor, the most important part of treating his patients is an understanding with the patient and his or her family regarding the patient’s wishes. He believes that having a firm understanding of these wishes is paramount to quality patient care.

Education & Fellowship

Medical College of Virginia/VCU

Medical Education

Richmond, VA 

University of Florida

Fellowship

Gainesville, FL USA

University of Florida

Fellowship

Gainesville, FL 

Internship

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 

Residency

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 

Sohit Khanna, MD
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Sohit Khanna, MD
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

A board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Khanna specializes in “off pump” heart bypass surgery, robotic thoracic surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and general surgery.

Education & Fellowship

The Ohio State University

Medical Education

Columbus, OH

Internship

Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI

Residency

Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI

Cary Meyers, MD
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Cary Meyers, MD
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

A board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Meyers focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement and endovascular thoracic aneurysm repair. He also specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS).

Education & Fellowship

University of Chicago

Medical Education

Chicago, IL

Internship

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Michael Yacoub, MD
Vascular Surgery
Michael Yacoub, MD
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Yacoub is a board-certified vascular surgeon, Dr. Yacoub’s clinical interests include open and endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection, minimally invasive treatment of thoracoabdominal aneurysms using fenestrated-branched endografts, and open treatment of mesenteric occlusive disease.

Education & Fellowship

Ross University School of Medicine

Medical Education

Miramar, FL 

West Virginia University – Charleston Division

Fellowship

Charleston, WV 

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Fellowship

Rochester, MN 

Internship

St John Hospital and Medical Center

Detroit, MI 

Residency

St John Hospital and Medical Center

Detroit, MI USA

Elvia Cortes, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner
Elvia Cortes, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner

Certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Florida Board of Nursing RN/APRN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Education & Training

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

  • Master of Science, Nursing

Affiliations / Organizations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN)
Ansley Liufau, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner
Ansley Liufau, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner

Certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Florida Board of Nursing RN/APRN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Education & Training

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences

Affiliations / Organizations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
  • Florida Nurses Association
Jackie Terwilliger, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner
Jackie Terwilliger, APRN-C
Nurse Practitioner

Certifications

  • Critical Care - American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (CLS) certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Education & Training

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

  • Acute Care Nursing

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

  • APRN Family Medicine (Master of Science, Nursing)

Academic Appointments

  • APRN preceptor: University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida
  • Physician's Assistant, Nova University
  • Third Year Medical Students: Florida State University
  • Critical Care Educator: CVICU, ICU/CCU, and Emergency Department
  • Coordinator/Lead Instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Program

Heart and Vascular Navigators

Excellent Care from UF Surgeons

Halifax Health, in collaboration with University of Florida Health (UF Health), is proud to offer a local, convenient option for high-quality heart and vascular care in the Volusia County area.

We have the highest-rated program by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, which measures clinical excellence in heart programs nationwide.

311 N Clyde Morris Blvd.

Ste 100

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm