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David Cervantes, MD

4.9 out of 5 stars

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Clinical Interests:

Minimally invasive heart and lung surgery
Robotic heart and lung surgery
Transcatheter valve therapies
On- and off-pump coronary artery bypass
Mitral valve repair and replacement
Aortic valve replacement
Aortic surgery
Atrial fibrillation surgery
Mechanical circulatory support

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Dr. David Cervantes joined Lee Health’s Shipley Cardiothoracic Center from Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia. There, he completed a combined residency and fellowship training program, including advanced training in complex cardiac surgery, as well as heart failure and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Cervantes graduated with honors in Biology from the University of Iowa. He subsequently earned his Doctorate (PhD) in Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where his research focused on the cell signaling pathways involved in heart failure. He then earned his Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Illinois. 

Dr. Cervantes is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and specializes in general cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive and robotic cardiothoracic surgery, complex cardiac surgery, transcatheter valve therapies, on- and off- pump coronary artery bypass, aortic surgery, and atrial fibrillation surgery. Dr. Cervantes has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in publications such as the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and Circulation. 

To practice cardiothoracic surgery is a privilege, honor, and an amazingly rewarding experience. Dr. Cervantes is committed to delivering expert comprehensive, compassionate, and collaborative care to the people of Lee County.

Dr. Cervantes enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and daughter, as well as playing golf, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Meet the Doctor

Education & Training

Medical School:

Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.): University of Illinois College of Medicine Champaign, IL


Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency: Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA

Board Certification(s):

Board Eligible - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Graduate School:

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.): University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Champaign, IL

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.9 out of 5 (88 ratings, 34 comments)

  • May 6, 2023

    Was able to alleviate the fears I had

  • May 3, 2023


  • Apr 6, 2023

    Everyone was great. They made me feel comfortable and relieved after my visit.

  • Apr 1, 2023

    As a retired Registered Nurse, I was so thrilled to see an office staff and physician visit that was so rewarding. From the Front Desk, to the Medical Assistant, then the Nurse Practitioner, and then seeing Dr. Cervantes, I felt that I was in capable and compa ssionate hands.

  • Mar 29, 2023

    Everyone we interacted with during the visit was great. A truly exceptional team

  • Mar 18, 2023

    The young man checking in patients at the front desk was excellent, efficient and polite and quick.

  • Mar 1, 2023

    The doctor and nurses help

  • Mar 1, 2023


  • Feb 15, 2023

    I was very impressed with Dr. Cervantes, and his staff, would definitely recommend them.

  • Feb 8, 2023

    Very professional

  • Feb 1, 2023

    Everyone was extremely professional and accommodating. Front desk person extremely friendly and helpful as was Doreen.

  • Feb 1, 2023

    The nurse practitioner we saw before the doctor came in was really informative and gave us simple clear explanations of what was going on. She brought the stress levels down by all her explanations. Loved the fact that she told me I would have no limitations a nd I would be good to go. I wish more in the medical profession would realize that relieving stress would help a person just as much as medical procedures if not more.

  • Jan 25, 2023

    5 star

  • Jan 4, 2023

    More information about what you should do when leaving hospital after surgery. Also nurse calling to see how you are.

  • Dec 29, 2022

    All great people

  • Dec 29, 2022

    All the services at the hospital the group of doctors and their associates are excellent people doing an exceptional job

  • Dec 2, 2022

    Everyone was welcoming and engaging on top of giving me good information in a way that it was easy to understand!

  • Dec 2, 2022

    Lee Health is incredible!! Everyone is exceptional!!

  • Dec 2, 2022

    I could not help but notice the efficiency of everyone involved in my visit.

  • Nov 19, 2022

    Explained everything well

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