Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Miami, FL. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

1295 Nw 14th St Ste H

Miami, FL 33125

Contact Information

(305) 689-2784

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • AvMed
  • AXIS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
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Dr. Lamelas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
AXIS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Careplus
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Clear Health Alliance
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Delta Dental
Dimension Health
Europ assistance
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Florida Health Care Plans
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Gallagher Basset
Global Excel Insurance
GLBLEXCL
Great West Life
Guardian
Health First Health Plans
Health Net
Heritage Provider Network
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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Magellan Healthcare
Medica
MetLife
MetDental
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
National Healthcare Alliance
Neighborhood Health Plan
Olympus Managed Health Care
Optum
Behavioral Health
Positive Healthcare Partners
Medicaid
Prestige Health Choice
Prime Health Services
Quality Health Management (QHM)
Sanus Health
Simply Healthcare
Solstice
Sunshine Health
Tricare
United Health Plan
WellCare
Worldwide Managed Care Partners

Frequently Treated by Dr. Lamelas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lamelas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lamelas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (305) 689-2784.

Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Lamelas treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lamelas
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Mitral Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Maze Procedure
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Lamelas' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Lamelas is considered an expert and pioneer in the most advanced forms of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. He is Board certified in Cardiac...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lamelas frequently treats Cardiac Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Lamelas specializes.

Where is Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD's office located?

Dr. Lamelas' office is located at 1295 Nw 14th St Ste H, Miami, FL 33125. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lamelas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lamelas

4.5

Based on 54 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (43)
  • Explained conditions well (41)
  • Staff friendliness (41)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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saved my life...absolutely the finest cardio thoracic surgeon alive. If you want to live many more years, do everything you can to have Dr. Lamelas fix you. I would give him 100 stars if I could.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John White – Feb 20, 2021
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Had minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in August 2020. All went well with no complications. Dr Lamelas and his entire team were outstanding. Out of hospital in four days, and cleared to resume normal activities within four weeks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ira J – Oct 04, 2020
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I did have my mitral valve repaired in oct 2008 .. it was a state of art procedure and I’m strong moving forward. I’m sure he extended my life expectation!!! Excellent ??????????So far the best I know in this field!! Thank you very much Dr.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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David Mansur Jr – Jul 15, 2020
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Dr. Lamelas without hesitation informed us he could confidently handle my mothers heart surgery. When other surgeons were weary his experience and confidence in being able to resolve all her conditions (aortic, mitral, tricuspid valve replacements/repair, maze procedure, two bypasses) gave us comfort. We placed our trust in his hands and he managed two complete this surgery in 4-5 hours without any hiccups. We are forever grateful for his determination and dedication to his field, and his ability to do these life extending/saving procedures. Thank you and your team at UM for all that you do. May you continue on this path for as long as you can. Sincerely, Nico Caballero (Margarita P's son)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nico Caballero – May 20, 2020
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Dr. Lamelas performed life saving surgery on my mom just 3 months ago, she had a long list of heart conditions and consulted with many doctors and surgeons before we found Dr. Lamelas. I will never forget the certainty in his voice when he said he could perform the very complicated surgery, no hesitation! He replaced 2 valves and repaired a third one, did two bypasses and treated her cardiomyopathy and afib. She could not walk without experiencing shortness of breath and pain. Forever grateful to Dr. Lamelas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Maria Gomez-Sanchez – May 06, 2020
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My experience with dr Lamelas and his staff was the best. I highly recommend him, his courteousness and his knowledge.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maria c spinola – Mar 08, 2020
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I had minimally invasive mitral valve replacement October 30, 2019 by Dr. Joseph Lamelas. I was in the hospital 4 days posop, never had the first bit off pain and easy rehab......thanks to Dr. Lamelas.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marie Davis – Mar 01, 2020
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My minimally invasive aortic valve replacement went without a hitch and no complications at all Out of the hospital in three days; back in the gym in 15 days. Feeling great. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Lamelas for anyone who needs cardiac surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Dan B. – Oct 22, 2019
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My husband Calvin Moerbe had minimal invasive heart valve done at Houston Baylor Clinic in February of 2018. His surgery was successful and amazing how quickly he recovered and he was 74 yrs young. We, our whole family was so impressed with Dr. Lamelas, his staff and all who were part of his team. He took the time to explain everything before the surgery so we all need what to expect. He is amazing, I would advise anyone to see him in such a important surgery. Peggy & Calvin Moerbe
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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May 29, 2019
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Performed the surgery in less time than other doctors estimated and did it without cracking m chest open. Was home 4 days later and recovery was super fast
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Mar 24, 2019
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Dr. Lamelas is a gifted angel on this earth !!!! I can’t thank him enough for operating my grandmother yesterday. She feels marvelous and recovering smoothly. Dr. Lamelas I wish you to live forever, you are the person that makes this world a better place , your power, gentleness, strength and kind warm heart forever deserves respect of mine and my family ! I love You doctor Lamelas and God Bless You !!!! You are not just chief, you are A True King !!!!! Dr Lamelas the best in the world !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sakina in Miami Beach, FL – Feb 23, 2019
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Fui a buscar una segunda opinion y salí muy satisfecho increíble como fue su servicio y su team muy amables muy profesionales y me explico todo como yo quería para entender ya estoy operado de mi corazón abierto y muy bien me siento si estás buscando unas buenas manos para que te operen son las mejores las del doctor lamela que Dios lo siga bendiciendo siempre
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Angel gonzalez in Davie , FL – Feb 08, 2019
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Dr. Lamelas replaced my aortic valve at Mt Sinai Hospital Jan 19, 2015. He is a genius, and his crew is just as good. I was out of the hospital in 3 days, no after effects and have been living a normal life ever since. On my way home from the hospital, my wife, under much pleading, stopped at the Pickle Barrel so I could get their famous hot pastrami sandwich, BTW, next week I will be 94.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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IRWIN WEINER in BOCA RATON, FL – Feb 01, 2019
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The best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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HIALEAH, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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Excellent in every aspect...highly recommended
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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John White in Cutler Bay, FL – Jan 02, 2019
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Had my aortic valve replaced by Dr Lámelas and was an amazing experience. I had surgery on a Friday, was transferred out of ICU the next morning and was discharged from the hospital in Houston by Monday morning. Dr Lamelas saw me in his office on Tuesday and Wednesday I took a plane back to my home in Miami. The Dr visited me twice daily while I was in the hospital and he was kind and responsive to all my concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Maria C Tellechea in Miami, FL – Nov 13, 2018
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HE SAVED MY MOTHERS LIFE AFTER ANDREW WHEN HE WAS JUST A YOUNG MAN AND HE GAVE ME MANY YEARS OF HAPPINESS THAT I WAS ABLE TO ENJOY WITH MY MOM. SHE IS GONE NOW BUT HE ENABLED ME TO ENJOY HER FOR MORE THE 20 YEARS. THIS DOCTOR IS THE BEST ON THIS PLANET AND I HOPE THAT GOD CONTINUES TO GIVE HIM HAPPINESS IN ALL HE DOES. MARITZA CALLEIRO DAUGHTER OF FELICIA CALLEIRO
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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MARITZA CALLEIRO in MIAMI, FL – Sep 24, 2018
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My parents went for holidays to the USA for their first time, and at their 2 day my dad had a heart attack. Dr. Lamelas performed a surgery on my father, a Quadruple Bypass Heart Surgery and a change of valve. After the surgery Dr. came and explained how it went, the peace from his words calmed our hearts. Through all the process his assistant and himself were very human and professional. We were really blessed to have Dr. Lamelas as the surgeon, my family and I are forever grateful to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen in Lima, Peru, Per – Aug 30, 2018
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With a heart structure identified by doctors as "different from 99.5% of the world's population" Dr Joseph Lamelas and his team performed a number of very daring maneuvers to pull off my successful heart surgery on January 18th 2010. I'm alive and very active to date I've gone on to complete 8 half marathons and just generally in amazing health. Prior to surgery I was being managed towards death due to various complications associated with the underlying heart defect. Dr. Lamelas all the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Diana Burgess – Jun 07, 2018
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I was nothing more than "just another surgery" to Dr. Lamelas. He's hindered from being a better surgeon/physician/man by being so mechanical and quite frankly cold/uncaring. He's lost the ability to connect w/ his patients or show that he cares and that has blinded him to seeing what his patients are going through thereby losing their trust and confidence. Because of my experience w/ Dr. Lamelas, I see doctors through different eyes now, eyes that no longer trust them and are jaded.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Locations

Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Miami

Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Miami1295 Nw 14th St Ste H Miami, FL 33125
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Gynecologic Oncology Associates Inc1295 Nw 14th St Ste H Miami, FL 33125
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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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