Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 58
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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

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • AXIS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Clear Health Alliance
  • CorVel
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lamelas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Maze Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mini-Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lamelas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lamelas

4.3

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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The best.
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Excellent in every aspect...highly recommended
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Immediately feel in Love with Dr. Lamelas his work partner Shay and his office specialist Amarilas Gonzales. We felt the peace of mind that we found the right surgeon for such a delicate procedure. You will feel comfortable the moment you meet this team of professionals, as they are all compassionate about their work and the honest well-being of their patient. In my 68 years of life, I have never found the most caring doctor, beside my regular cardiologist who highly recommend Dr. Lamelas.
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Outstanding ,gave me new lease on life The best??
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I had my mitral valve repair in 2009 with Dr. Lamelas, the best in the field.
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Locations

Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Miami

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  • Hours
    • 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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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
AXIS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Careplus
Cigna
Clear Health Alliance
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Delta Dental
Dimension Health
Europ assistance
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
Magellan Healthcare
Medica
MetLife
MetDental
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
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