Cardiac Services

Enhance recovery. Improve quality of life. Teamwork. Unparalleled care.

Visalia's Leader in Heart Care

Nearly 15 years after establishing its open-heart surgery program in Visalia, Kaweah Delta has been nationally recognized, has performed more than 6,000 open-heart surgery procedures and is the ninth busiest hospital in the state. Now under the leadership of two experienced and talented cardiothoracic surgeons including former Mayo Clinical Associate Sergio Caminha, MD, and Leheb Araim, MD (Kaweah Delta physician of the year 2010), our program offers patients a full range of cardiovascular services at our state-of- the-art facility, the Acequia Wing at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.

Based in Visalia, Kaweah Delta has made a name for itself as the region’s leader in heart care through the support of board-certified cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and vascular surgeons who work with Kaweah Delta’s dedicated heart team. This team is made up of physicians who help provide you with 24-hour medical care before and after surgery, perfusionists (highly-specialized health professionals qualified to take care of your heart and lungs) and registered nurses specially trained to care for critical care patients. Together, we work as a team to provide patients with integrated and scientific-based medicine - all the specialized care and support you need for heart care right here in Visalia.

Our program offers a full range of Cardiovascular Services including:

  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Angioplasty
  • Stents
  • Treatment of myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pacemakers Surgery for coronary disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Surgery of aorta and great vessels
  • Repair of aneurysms
  • Endovascular minimally-invasive techniques