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Get the Best in Heart Care, Close to Home

When looking for the best in heart health care, patients do not need to look far from home.

Hoag’s Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is proud to be among the top hospitals in the nation to offer the latest technology and top-tier facilities to ensure patients have access to the highest quality of care.

The institute, renowned nationally and internationally, is the leading program in Orange County with dedicated clinical programs such as the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center and Hoag Aortic Center, which features the latest in surgical and non-surgical devices and techniques, delivered by a highly skilled, reputable cardiac surgery team.

The institute was the first in Orange County to offer the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip™, which gives patients who qualify the option for a minimally invasive approach to heart surgery. The Center also is a leader in mitral valve replacement and repair, and treating complex aortic disease, including thoracic aortic aneurysm.

Hoag’s commitment to offering the best facilities, most comprehensive programs and most forward-thinking technology has earned it numerous major awards and accolades, including being named among the top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics™ — a distinction defined, in part, by better surgical outcomes and healthier patients after treatment.

But greatness cannot be achieved by premier facilities and leading-edge technology alone. A deep dedication to recruiting highly talented physicians and a skilled nursing team is what positions Hoag as a clear leader in the field of cardiac care.

“Not all hospitals are created equal, and what truly elevates Hoag’s cardiovascular program are the physicians, nurses technicians and other caregivers who serve our patients,” said Aidan A. Raney, M.D., program director of cardiovascular surgery. “Our patients realize exceptional outcomes because they have access to a team of exceptional people.”

The surgical team includes:

Aidan A. Raney, M.D.

Program Director of Cardiovascular Surgery,

Surgical Director of the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center and James & Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Raney has worked diligently since 1987 to build one of the premier cardiothoracic surgical programs in Southern California. He is responsible for recruiting the surgeons, nurses and technicians who have helped Hoag earn the distinction of being named one of the best hospitals in the country.

Dr. Raney graduated with honors from USC Medical School and completed his internship and residency in general and thoracic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center.

He has pioneered the utilization of advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures such as robotics and TAVR, for a variety of cardiothoracic diseases. He also is considered an expert in his field for coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and other complex valve replacements.

Anthony D. Caffarelli, M.D.

Co-Director Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Caffarelli performs hundreds of cardiovascular surgeries every year, specializing in complex aortic procedures including aneurysms, dissections, bicuspid aortic valve disease and valve-sparing root procedures, in addition to coronary artery bypass surgery and valve replacement.

A graduate of the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Caffarelli completed his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgical residencies at Stanford University.

He has earned several distinctions throughout his career, including the Pat O. Daily MD Award for Clinical Excellence in Cardiovascular Surgery and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association Norman E. Shumway Award.

Colin I. Joyo, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Joyo is an expert in all things cardiothoracic, specializing in minimally invasive lung surgeries, including robotic surgery, coronary bypass procedures and valve replacement.

After earning his doctorate from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Joyo completed his general surgery residency at the University of Hawaii, followed by his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the UC San Diego Medical Center.

For more than 20 years, he has served as part of Hoag’s cardiovascular surgery team. In addition to performing the first robotic-assisted lung surgery at Hoag and first robotic-assisted lobectomy in Orange County, Dr. Joyo introduced thoracoscopic surgical technology, which is a minimally invasive technique that uses a camera to aid in surgery, and he continues to pursue and employ the latest technology in cardiothoracic surgery for his patients at Hoag.

For more information, call 888-678-0840.