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The Premier Location for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Located at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, FL, Shipley Cardiothoracic Center takes a revolutionary approach to improving healthcare in Southwest Florida. Shipley Cardiothoracic Center is the second-largest program in the state of Florida performing over 1,500 surgical cases annually. We are nationally recognized as an IBM Watson Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals, and the only program in FL to receive this recognition for four consecutive years.

Located at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, FL, Shipley Cardiothoracic Center takes a revolutionary approach to improving healthcare in Southwest Florida. Shipley Cardiothoracic Center is the second-largest program in the state of Florida performing over 1,500 surgical cases annually. Our group has a long-standing reputation as a minimally invasive center of excellence.

Beginning with valve surgery more than 10 years ago, our program has expanded to include robotic heart surgery, transcatheter valve repair and replacement and hybrid surgery for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. You can expect to be treated with respect, attention  and a thorough analysis of your heart condition by our highly qualified multidisciplinary team.

Leaders in Minimally Invasive Surgery

Meet our award-winning surgeons, experts with exceptional skills and a passionate commitment to their craft. Beyond the operating room, they are dedicated to transforming lives with innovation and compassion. Learn more about our team at Shipley and their area of expertise!

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Clinical Excellence

Our group has a long-standing reputation as a minimally invasive center of excellence. Beginning with valve surgery more than 10 years ago, our program has expanded to include robotic heart surgery, transcatheter valve repair and replacement and hybrid surgery for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

We have developed unique working relationships with our referring physicians along with multidisciplinary treatment programs for valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation. Our volume continues to grow as the demographics of our area evolve.

But despite the growing volume, we have enhanced our quality and value metrics, increased educational opportunities, and expanded our concierge service for our patients. These efforts have resulted in increased cost savings and improved patient experiences.

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Our Distinguished Cardiothoracic Services

  • Heart Valve Center

    Heart Valve Center

    The Heart Valve Center is the first of its kind in SWFL bringing together the expertise of the Shipley Cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists to provide traditional, minimally invasive and transcatheter treatment for valve disease. The highlight of the valve center is the weekly conference where a multidisciplinary panel of experts come together to make recommendations for the management of a patient’s valve disease.

  • Robotic Lung Cancer & Thoracic Surgery

    Robotic Lung Cancer & Thoracic Surgery

    Experience the precision in lung cancer and thoracic surgery with our advanced robotic techniques. We lead the regional collaborative for robotic surgical treatment of lung cancer, bringing unmatched expertise in the treatment of aortic disease. Discover minimally invasive solutions for better outcomes and faster recoveries.

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

    Explore the pinnacle of care for coronary artery disease at our SWFL Center of Excellence. Our Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery program is dedicated to providing comprehensive, cutting-edge treatment, ensuring the well-being of your heart. Our Heart Institute team is here to guide you on your journey to better heart health.

  • Surgical Solutions for Atrial Fibrillation

    Surgical Solutions for Atrial Fibrillation

    Lee Health offers the most advanced and effective arrhythmia treatments to our patients. We perform more treatments for atrial fibrillation than any other hospital system in Southwest Florida with 90% freedom from Afib after MAZE procedure and stroke reduction with LAA clip.

  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

    TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

    This cutting-edge procedure repairs narrowing of the aortic valve opening--and provides hope when there were no previous options.

  • Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgeries at Lee Health

    Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgeries at Lee Health

    Lee Health offers the most advance surgical options with a greater selection of surgical approaches for your cardiothoracic surgery needs.

Surgical Procedures Offered at Shipley

Explore a range of surgical procedures offered at Shipley, where expert care and advanced techniques meet your unique medical needs.

Adult Congenital Heart Surgery

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Aorta Surgery

  • Open Repair or Replacement
  • Aortic Root Repair or Replacement

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation:

  • Paroxysmal
  • Persistent
  • Longstanding persistent
  • Permanent

Lung Cancer & Thoracic Surgery

  • Tumors- Malignant, Benign
  • Acute and Chronic Conditions

Robotic Surgery-da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System

  • Lobectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Direct Cornorary
  • Artery Bypass (MIDCAB)      

Surgical Interventions Available

  • Maze Procedure
  • Left Atrial Appendage Clipping
  • Concomitant
  • Stand-alone
  • Hybrid Procedures in Concert with Electrophysiologist

Transcatheter Therapies

Valve Repair & Replacement:

  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Sutureless Valve

Learn More About Our Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Parking Information

Parking is easy at Shipley Cardiothoracic Center. Shipley is located within HealthPark Medical Center. When visiting you can use the hospital main entrance- entrance A. Shipley is located on the first floor in HPMC across from Scooters Coffee Bar. 

At HealthPark Medical Center and Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, you can park for free right in front of the entrance and all around the facility. Feel free to drop off passengers, patients, and visitors at the front door before parking. 

Additional Services

This Lee Health facility provides handicapped-accessible parking, wheelchair service, patient escorts, accessible restrooms, and other patient resources such as language services to make your stay easier and more convenient.

Parking Lot Valet

Need a ride from your car to the door? Look out for our friendly volunteers driving golf carts throughout the parking lot, offering free rides to the hospital door.

Donate to the Lee Health Heart Institute

Supporting The Lee Health Foundation

Recognized as a PINC AI™ I Fortune 50 Top Cardiology Hospital™ in the country – and 1 of only 4 hospitals recognized in the state of Florida, the Lee Health Heart Institute provides exceptional healthcare programs and services to our Southwest Florida community. Because of your philanthropy, we can ensure that every heart in our community has access to state-of-the-art, specialized care for treating and preventing heart disease. Your generous support helps us recruit top-tier cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and nurses, as well as expand and develop quality programs and fund groundbreaking research that will extend and save lives throughout Southwest Florida and beyond.

Contact the Lee Health Heart Institute to learn more!

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