Cardiac Services

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

Visalia's Leader in Heart Care

More than 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. Now under the leadership of three experienced and talented cardiothoracic surgeons including Sergio Caminha, MD; Leheb Araim, MD; and Philip Faraci, MD, 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:

  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • 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