Dr. Kevin Accola, MD

Dr. Kevin Accola, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMale

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Accola, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Orlando, FL and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1984. He is affiliated with Adventhealth Orlando. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiovascular Surgery at Orlando

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Dr. Accola's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Accola

4.5

Based on 47 ratings

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I had a triple bypass in 2012. Dr. Accola was my surgeon. He had done a triple bypass previously on my husband 2 months prior, along with my father in law. I found him to be an amazing Dr. He was so kind and so knowledgeable. I appreciate everything he did for me.
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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Oct 28, 2022
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He did surgery on my aortic valve now my mitral valve is regurgitating and I'm searching for him to take care of me.
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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AnJanette – Oct 15, 2022
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Dr. Accola was fantastic! He used a sternum procedure with a minimum incision. Within three weeks I was feeling as well as before the surgery and by eight weeks I was feeling better than in a few years!
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Bill A. – Apr 30, 2021
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I have to act as a patient advocate cause dead people can't speak-Dr Accola bedside is good until things go wrong. My wife was to have a routine aortic valve replacement. Pre-surgery office visit, no Mention was made that this surgery was an issue, "Your gonna be a new woman". She got in the bed with confidence all was going to be OK. Yes we know there is no guarantee and they practice as their license states. Post-surgery my wife's blood pressure plummeted and 2 weeks still in ICU her heart stopped. No reason, no explanation, "Just Hang in there" I'm told.40 days later still in ICU, my wife decided to end her lost battle on this bad surgery with her kidney, liver and lugs all failed. She was 64 years old. I never received any condolence or explanation of what went wrong.My wife if she was given the option to have this surgery or live out her life without it, I am sure she would not have had this surgery. I can speak for her as we were married 42 years. Shame on you Dr Accola
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Frank – Apr 02, 2021
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I HAD MY TAVR DONE IA COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BY DR. ACCOLA. PROCEDURE WAS DONE AT ADVENT HEALTH HOSPITAL IN ORLANDO AND AM ENJOYING MY LIFE AT 86. AFTER ONE OF HIS SURICAL TEAM TOLD ME I WAS ELIGIBLE, I RESEARCHED DR. ACCOLA'S PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE RECORD AND TALKED WITH MY CARDIOLOGIST, DR. JOSEPH AND HIS MEDICAL STAFF AND HEARD NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR DR. ACCOLA SO I INSISTED HE BE MY SURGEON. I HAVE A BOVINE REPLACEMENT VALVE FROM EDWARDS. I AM CHECKED BT ECHO ANNUALLY FOR DR. ACCOLA AND SEE MY DR. JOSEPH SEMI-ANNUALLY. THANK YOU DR. ACCOLA. THANK YOU SIR.
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
1 person found this helpful
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COLONEL DOUGLAS CLEMENTS, USAF RETIRED – Jan 04, 2021
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Simply the best, amazing, caring , everything you could want and more.
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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Brandon T – Dec 31, 2020
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One year ago (12/12/19), I had my first surgery EVER. Dr. Accola performed an emergency aortic valve replacement. He is a compassionate and truly caring doctor. He explained what needed to be done without sugar-coating anything, answered my questions and put me at ease. If you want a brilliant, caring doctor, Dr. Accola is it. He and his fantastic team were amazing. If it wasn’t for him, I would not be here (and doing well) to leave this review.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Debra B. – Dec 13, 2020
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Dr. Accola is highly recommended. I've never been so comfortable with any surgeon in my lifetime. I appreciate the enthusiasm, confidence of this Heart Surgeon. My heart is now happier and I'm feeling so much better. My family appreciates you too. Thank you Dr. Accola!
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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Francine – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Accola is the best valve replacement surgeon in the country. My mother had her operation 5 years again and she is doing great. From our first appointment to the day of the surgery Dr. Accola was very passionate about the family and ensure us everything was going to be fine. My friend's wife needed a valve replacement and right away I recommended him to Dr. Accola. Best decision my family has made! Excellent Surgeon.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Juan Fernandez – Mar 26, 2020
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I cannot say enough about Dr. Accola and his staff. He is truly a gem and I would recommend him highly. 5 stars are not enough. He deserves 10 stars plus. He is a very caring and outstanding Doctor. Explains everything and make you and the family very comfortable. So blessed. Patricia Bevak
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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Patricia Bevak in Apopka, FL – Jun 15, 2019
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Dr. Accola performed an aortic valve replacement on my bicuspid valve back in 2005. I had an excellent experience for someone who was only 38 years of age and beyond scared! Found out he was my grandfathers surgeon two years earlier. I highly recommend him!
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May 20, 2019
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10/16/2018 new Aortic valve and re-do on 2004 Mitral valve...local hospital would not open chest on the Mitral replacement.... found Dr. Accola on the internet "lucky me", set procedure 2 weeks after consult
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May 11, 2019
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When time to replace my aortic valve, Dr. Accola was one of two surgeons recommended by my cardiologist. Dr. Accola thoroughly explained my condition, options, risks, procedure and expected course of recovery. His team is top notch. He is an expert cardiac surgeon. My aortic valve replacement and recovery were completely successful. HIGHLY recommend Dr. Accola.
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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R Kosar in Cocoa, FL – Sep 02, 2018
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Dr. Accola is simply THE BEST !!! He was kind, compassionate, and caring towards my family and I. He and his PA took the time to explain aortic valve stenosis, what our options were and what to expect before and after surgery. My family and I drove from Tampa to Orlando, to have him perform my surgery. It was the best decision to drive the distance than to stay closer to home for convenience. I recovered re-markedly well, which I attribute to the skill and expertise of Dr. Accola!
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
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Jeff Leh in Plant City, FL – Jul 31, 2018
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Dr Accola performed my open heart surgery on 02/15/2018. I had severe Mitral valve regurgitation and my atria was enlarged because of the severity. At the consultation Dr. Accola was comforting and took the time to explain in detail what I needed to have done. I was going to need a Mitral valve repair or replacement. Dr. Accola, his assistants, and entire staff are excellent and I would recommend them to anyone needing a cardio-thoracic surgeon. My repaired mitral valve is working perfectly.
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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Debra Langford in Winter Park, FL – Jun 10, 2018
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Dr Accola performed a double bypass on me in 2016 and “shorted” both bypasses. Worst medical experience of my life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 26, 2018
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Put in missed matched heart valve.Too small to correct my problem. Arterial stenosis is back. Went through open heart surgery for nothing.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Jimmy Cruise in Eustis, Fl – Jan 23, 2017
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Dr Accola is simply the BEST! He's the most caring and compassionate doctor. This wasn't my first experience with him but I wouldn't trust any other doctor. Even though there are several hospitals in my area I drove an hour and 20 minutes to have open heart surgery with him. His staff got me in quickly to see him and are an asset to his practice.
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
10 people found this helpful
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Suellen in Plant City, FL – May 31, 2016
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We could not of found a better and caring doctor than Dr. Accola.
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
11 people found this helpful
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Dennis B in The Villages, Fl. – Dec 17, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Accola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Accola treats Mitral Valve Regurgitation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Accola treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Aortic Valve Regurgitation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Accola treats Aortic Valve Regurgitation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Accola treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Partial Lung Collapse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Accola treats Partial Lung Collapse more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Accola treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Accola's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Impella Device
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphangioma
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Kevin D. Accola, MD, is a board-certified thoracic surgeon specializing in mitral valve repair, aortic valve procedures and ascending aortic aneurysms...Read more

Biography

Kevin D Accola, MD, is a board-certified thoracic surgeon specializing in mitral valve repair, aortic valve procedures and ascending aortic aneurysms with clinical int...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Baylor University, General Surgery|Emory University School Of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1984
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Accola, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (407) 987-2674 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Kevin Accola, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Kevin Accola, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Kevin Accola, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Accola's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Kevin Accola, MD treat?

Dr. Accola frequently treats the following conditions: Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Aortic Valve Regurgitation, and Partial Lung Collapse. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Kevin Accola, MD's office address?

Dr. Accola's office is located at 217 Hillcrest St, Orlando, FL 32801. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Kevin Accola, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Kevin Accola, MD is affiliated with Adventhealth Orlando.

Is Dr. Kevin Accola, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Kevin Accola, MD holds board certifications in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Kevin Accola, MD have?

Dr. Accola has over 38 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Kevin Accola, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. Kevin Accola, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

63 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Surgical Care™ (2023)