Cardiac Surgery

When it comes to your heart, you deserve a hospital that has been pioneering some of the latest breakthroughs in medical procedures and technologies for nearly four decades.

  • 1st Hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to Perform Open Heart Surgery (1983)
  • Over 19,000 open heart surgeries since (1983-present)
  • 1st Hospital in the State of Florida to use new Impella 5.5 technology to enable better heart recovery for heart attack patients (2020)
  • Nationally recognized programs for outcomes and quality
  • 1st Hospital to perform the WATCHMAN FLX in Northern Palm Beach County

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Palm Beach County offering minimally invasive heart surgery as a treatment option for patients suffering from heart valve disease. Unlike traditional open heart surgery where the breast bone needs to be surgically separated, minimally invasive valve surgery is performed through a small incision between the ribs, which may offer less pain and scarring, and a faster return to work and activities than the traditional method.

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Meet Our Team

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s Open Heart Surgery Program includes a multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular experts, including board-certified cardiovascular surgeons and cardiologists, cardiac nurses, nurse practitioners and experienced technicians. We are dedicated to creating new services and programs to offer innovative solutions to you.



Nishant Patel, MD


Richard Faro, MD


Robert Anderson, MD

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Advanced Surgical Technologies and Techniques:

From diagnosis through treatment, rehab and follow-up, all of your cardiovascular care needs can be provided at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

  • 3 cardiac surgery operating rooms
  • Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS Program)
    • Early extubation (removal of breathing tube)
    • Nerve block to decrease pain
    • Decreased opiates
    • Early ambulation
    • Fast track to discharge
    • Nutrition program
    • Alternative pain control treatments to decrease opiate use
  • 12-bed cardiovascular intensive care unit (CV-ICU)
  • Cardiac Surgery trained intensivist
  • Dedicated cardiac unit and cardiac stepdown unit with specially-trained nurses and staff
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Capabilities - 256-Slice CT Scanner; Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT Scan – Coronary Calcium Screening Program
  • Certified AACVPR Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation) (2012-present)
    • To earn accreditation, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s cardiovascular-pulmonary rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices and meeting of outcomes-based performance measures.



  • 2023 Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery in 2023 by Healthgrades
  • 2023 Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery by Healthgrades
  • 2023 Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure by Healthgrades
  • 2023 Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures by Healthgrades
  • High Performance in Heart Attack in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 Best Hospitals
  • High Performance in Heart Failure in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 Best Hospitals
Cardiac Surgery AwardValve Surgery AwardTreatment of Heart Failure AwardCarotid Procedures Award
 Heart Attack Treatment AwardHeart Failure Treatment Award 

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is the hospital of choice for comprehensive cardiovascular care. From pioneering PB County and the Treasure Coast’s first open-heart surgery program, to bringing some of the latest treatment options and cardiovascular rehabilitation to our community, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center continues our mission to be the hospital you trust with all of your heart.

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