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David Cervantes, MD

4.8 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):

General Surgery, Thoracic 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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  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.8 out of 5 (144 ratings, 67 comments)

  • May 22, 2024

    Friendly and really professional. Would recommend Dr Cervantes and the Lee staff

  • May 18, 2024

    I believe every aspect of my visit was outstanding.

  • May 8, 2024

    Entire staff but especially Dr Cervantes were amazing!

  • May 1, 2024

    Everyone But the Doctor was, great, wonderful, Amazing, Awesome the best Dr. I have been to and this was for Mr. [ ]. And [ ]

  • Apr 27, 2024

    Every member of the staff were friendly and knowledgeable

  • Apr 22, 2024

    Nurse's and assistant very knowledgeable of pre op Pryor to surgery

  • Apr 10, 2024

    Dr. Cervantes and the nurses (to include the front desk staff were all excellent in their kindness and professionalism and knowledge.

  • Mar 20, 2024


  • Mar 14, 2024

    Just overall professionalism and friendliness was all excellent! Highly recommend them!

  • Mar 13, 2024

    Dr. Cervantes he is a wonderful doctor and his nursing staff also. Absolutely excellent.

  • Mar 13, 2024

    I was impressed by the entire staff professionalism I experienced during my first visit to this office.

  • Mar 11, 2024

    My son and I thought the doctor really explained everything that would be happening during [ ]. Answered all our questions and made sure we know all things that could happen.

  • Mar 8, 2024

    Every one was hreat

  • Mar 6, 2024

    Dr. Cervantes is so kind and explained everything. Cathy his nurse assistant or nurse practitioner was very kind and helpful. All were so great. [ ]

  • Mar 6, 2024

    Everyone was awesome!

  • Mar 6, 2024

    It was my initial meeting with Dr. Cervantes, so a bit early for full review, but he was pleasant, knowledgeable and professional.

  • Feb 28, 2024

    Very kind staff, Doctor was very explanatory and professional and caring. Excellent experience all around. Thanks to the Doctor, PA and Medical Assistant!

  • Feb 28, 2024

    Dr Cervantes and all the Shipley Center were excellent.

  • Feb 28, 2024

    Everyone was professional and courteous.

  • Feb 21, 2024


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