6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, Texas 77030
In the past, open heart surgery for heart valve repair required opening the patient’s chest. Today, world-class surgeons at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center use minimally invasive techniques to make small “keyhole” incisions, which result in shorter surgeries, reduced hospital stays, faster healing, and minimal scarring.
Specializing in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, experts in the world-renowned Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery treat diseases within the heart and chest, which include the treatment of aortic aneurysms, heart valve disease, aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis, and coronary artery disease (coronary bypass surgery). In addition, we:
Joseph Lamelas, MD, FACS
Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Joseph Lamelas is a trailblazer and expert in the most advanced forms of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Board certified in thoracic surgery, Dr. Lamelas has developed techniques to facilitate minimally invasive approaches—without splitting the sternum—for the following procedures:
He practices all facets of cardiac surgery, though his main focus over the past 26 years has been minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Because of his dedication and focus, Dr. Lamelas offers the world’s largest single surgeon experience in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.