Dr. Jonathan Hoffberger, DO

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Dr. Jonathan Hoffberger, DO
Dr. Hoffberger is a Florida native, born and raised in North Miami Beach. He graduated from Tulane University College of Biomedical Engineering in 1992. Dr. Hoffberger completed medical school at NovaSoutheastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and went on to train in General Surgery at Michigan State University - Botsford General Hospital. In 2003, Dr. Hoffberger completed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery (heart surgery and lung surgery) at the prestigious Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Hoffberger practiced Cardiothoracic Surgery in Southeastern Michigan for 7 years and in 2010 eventually returned home to South Florida to establish, grow, and develop a new cardiac surgical program in Northern Broward County. Dr. Hoffberger has performed more than 2500 cardiac and thoracic procedures including coronary revascularization, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, complex multi-valve operations, high-risk operations, thoracic vascular reconstructions, and cancer surgery. Dr. Hoffberger continues to serve his profession as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and NovaSoutheastern Medical School. Additionally, he is Chair-Elect of the Division of Cardiothoracic/Vascular Surgery of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, Edwards SAPIEN, Edwards SAPIEN 3, SAPIEN, and SAPIEN 3 are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Edwards Lifesciences One Edwards Way, Irvine CA 92614 USA edwards.com

1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303

Sarasota, FL 34239

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Dr. Jonathan Hoffberger, DO

Dr. Jonathan Hoffberger, DO

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Mitral Valve Surgery
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more than 96% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
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more than 94% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Hoffberger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hoffberger "Dr. Hoffberger is a Florida native, born and raised in North Miami Beach. He graduated from Tulane University College of Biomedical Engineering in 1992. Dr. Hoffberger completed medical school at NovaSoutheastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and went on to train in General Surgery at Michigan State University - Botsford General Hospital. In 2003, Dr. Hoffberger completed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery (heart surgery and lung surgery) at the prestigious Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Hoffberger practiced Cardiothoracic Surgery in Southeastern Michigan for 7 years and in 2010 eventually returned home to South Florida to establish, grow, and develop a new cardiac surgical program in Northern Broward County. Dr. Hoffberger has performed more than 2500 cardiac and thoracic procedures including coronary revascularization, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, complex multi-valve operations, high-risk operations, thoracic vascular reconstructions, and cancer surgery. Dr. Hoffberger continues to serve his profession as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and NovaSoutheastern Medical School. Additionally, he is Chair-Elect of the Division of Cardiothoracic/Vascular Surgery of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hoffberger "Dr. Jonathan Hoffberger provides quality cardiovascular services for southern Florida. He is a personable, compassionate, professional, and skilled cardiothoracic surgeon."
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valvular Stenosis
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Rush Presby-St Luke's Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hoffberger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hoffberger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hoffberger to family and friends
4.8
based on 22 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Hoffberger's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Sarasota, FL
Dr. Hoffberger did a mitral valve repair using minimally invasive surgery. His professional expertise and bedside manner were superb. Three weeks from surgery and I am out and about with no pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Hoffberger and his staff for any heart procedures.
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Glad you are doing so well, Thomas. Thank you for spreading the good word about minimally invasive valve surgery. Many hospitals still do not give their patients the option of minimally invasive valve surgery and they never have the option of a short recuperation period. I'm glad you came to Sarasota Memorial. Thanks again!

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Thank you George. We are pleased to have been able to help.

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