AdventHealth partners with top cardiovascular surgical group, expanding services for patients

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 23, 2020 — AdventHealth announces a partnership with Cardiovascular Surgeons, P.A. (CVS), one of Central Florida’s leading cardiovascular surgery practices. The addition of the five-physician practice expands AdventHealth’s surgical services to fight cardiovascular disease and increases access to world-class cardiovascular care throughout Central Florida.

Dr. Kevin Accola, Dr. Foster Bryan, Dr. Tomer Karas, Dr. George Palmer III, and Dr. Jorge Suarez-Cavelier are widely recognized for excellence in cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care. Serving Central Floridians for 50 years and performing more than 1,500 cardiac surgeries annually, these physicians specialize in open heart surgery, heart valve repair, aortic aneurysms, robotic-assisted surgery and electrophysiology of the heart.

AdventHealth and CVS have worked together for nearly half a century on leading innovation and new program development. The collaboration has helped with the evolution of AdventHealth’s cardiovascular program — which now treats more cardiovascular surgery patients than any other hospital in Florida, according to the American Health Care Association.

“We are proud to serve our community, our patients and their families with dedication and exceptional patient care, focused on innovation and strong outcomes,” said Accola. “This strengthened partnership allows us to continue to provide that exceptional care while making it even easier for our patients to stay connected to resources within the area’s leading health care system.”

This partnership is the next step in AdventHealth’s effort to expand access to world-class cardiovascular care across Central Florida.

Recent expansion of cardiac care includes a new open-heart surgery program at AdventHealth Celebration and the launch of percutaneous coronary intervention, a procedure to improve blood flow to the heart, at AdventHealth East Orlando. Additionally, in 2021, the Cardiovascular Institute will expand to include the Center for Living, which will feature a genomics clinic to identify, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease in patients at risk for inherited conditions.

“We’re committed to bringing world-class cardiovascular care to more residents in Central Florida,” said Mike Thompson, CEO of Integrated Health Services at AdventHealth. “Having these physicians as a part of AdventHealth gives their patients greater access to our network of care. This acquisition is part of a journey of growth over the next several years to meet the area’s heart health needs.”