Dr. Kevin Accola, MD

Dr. Kevin Accola, MD

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Dr. Kevin Accola, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Orlando, FL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Adventhealth Orlando. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Accola to book an appointment.

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AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiovascular Surgery at Orlando

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Dr. Accola's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Accola

4.4

Based on 45 ratings

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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
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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
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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
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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
4 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
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Dr. Accola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Disease
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Accola performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
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Mitral Valve Regurgitation
very high
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

Dr. Accola's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Impella Device
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphangioma
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • 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
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • 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

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Kevin Accola, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Accola frequently treats Aortic Valve Disease, Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary), and Mitral Valve Regurgitation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Accola treats.

Where is Dr. Kevin Accola, MD's office located?

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

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Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

44 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)