Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 59
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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
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Lamelas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

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.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lamelas performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lamelas performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Maze Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lamelas performs Maze Procedure more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lamelas performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lamelas performs Tricuspid Valve Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Lamelas performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

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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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • 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 and Thoracic surgery and has received Board Certification in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care....Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Awards

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Dr. Lamelas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lamelas

4.5

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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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 !!!
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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
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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.
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IRWIN WEINER in BOCA RATON, FL – Feb 01, 2019
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if you want to recover quickly and lead a long healthy life, have Dr. Lamelas operate on you. he is probably one of the best heart surgeons in the United States and the world.
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John White in Cutler Bay, FL – Jan 16, 2019
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The best.
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HIALEAH, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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Excellent in every aspect...highly recommended
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May 25, 2018
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Dr. Lamelas operated on me feb 2016 in Miami I owe him my life by far the best surgeon on this planet a good caring man God bless him thank you . I would recommend him to everyone
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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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