Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Miami Beach, FL. He specializes in cardiac surgery.Read his story

4300 Alton Rd Ste 2110

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Contact Information

(305) 674-2121

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Lamelas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lamelas "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. Dr. Lamelas completed his general surgery residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, and his Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery residency at The State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. After his training, Dr. Lamelas moved to Miami, Florida where he was in practice for 26 years. From 2008 - 2016 he served as the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He has consistently had one of the lowest morbidity and mortality rates in the State of Florida as well as in the nation, gaining the attention of surgeons and patients from around the globe. Dr. Lamelas has performed more than 14,000 Cardiac operations in his career, which began in 1990. In January 2017, Dr. Lamelas moved to Houston, Texas to join the Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute as the Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Lamelas' practice is predominantly Cardiac Surgery. He offers his patients every Cardiac Surgical approach available as well as the latest state of the art techniques. He has participated in national and international Cardiac Surgery operative surgical symposia. Additionally, he has lectured extensively at conferences on all aspects of Cardiac Surgery and has publish numerous articles. As a result of his extensive experience, Dr. Lamelas has played an instrumental role in the design and development of new and innovative concepts and products for advancing the field of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Miami Instruments, Inc. was a collaborative effort amongst Dr. Lamelas and engineers with the vision of providing Cardiac Surgeons the tools and exposure devices to facilitate minimally invasive procedures. Simplicity and reproducibility have been the primary goal of the "Miami Method". The "Miami Method" is a Minimally Invasive Valve Repair and Replacement approach that Dr. Lamelas has developed and refined over the years. This approach has now been expanded to benefit patients with aortic pathology as well as multi-valve disease. There has been documented benefits to his patients with this technique. Dr. Lamelas remains passionate about minimally invasive surgery and education. He is involved in training surgeons from across the United States and abroad in advanced and innovative surgical techniques. He has taught his surgical approach via live case demonstrations to over 1,000 surgeons from around the world through peer to peer courses. He is committed to pursue his goal of continuing the legacy and long standing excellent Cardiac Surgical reputation of the Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Texas."
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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52  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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May 02, 2018
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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...Read More
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Sylvia Man in TX – Nov 17, 2017
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