Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(29)
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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.

4300 Alton Rd Ste 2110

Miami Beach, FL 33140

Contact Information

(305) 674-2121

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • 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)
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more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
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more than 99% of peers
Heart Surgery
very high
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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 Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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

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Education

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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lamelas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Lamelas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lamelas to family and friends
4.2
based on 29 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lamelas' 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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in TX |
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.
in Miami, FL |
Outstanding ,gave me new lease on life The best??
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I had my mitral valve repair in 2009 with Dr. Lamelas, the best in the field.
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Dr. Lamelas accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
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Hospitals where Dr. Lamelas has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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