California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery
The term cardiothoracic refers to the heart and the chest. Cardiothoracic is generally a medical term used when describing any condition affecting either the chest cavity or pertaining to the heart, including the valves and blood vessels of the heart. Cardiothoracic surgery
is performed by trained cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons
who specialize in the sensitive area that controls both the flow of blood and oxygen through a body. Since cardiothoracic surgeries
are so delicate in nature, it is especially important to find a highly qualified surgeon to perform the procedure. Experienced cardiothoracic surgeons will have decades of experience and intimate knowledge of the best techniques and treatments for cardiothoracic ailments, whether surgery is required or not.
The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery
is comprised of a group of highly specialized surgeons specializing in thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgery
. With two offices in Southern California; San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery
serves patients throughout the state seeking the best qualified surgeons for their treatment. Established in 1987, the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery
is lead by three experienced surgeons dedicated to the best in surgical treatment
for vascular, lung and heart problems. The cardiovascular surgeons
and thoracic surgeons regularly perform procedures including coronary artery bypass
, implanting a pacemaker and defibrillator pacemaker, lung cancer surgery
, mitral valve replacement
, aortic valve replacement
, coronary artery bypasses
, and open heart surgery
. The cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons
of the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery are affiliated with three different local hospitals to provide patients with the best in care and post-operative recovery treatment. The affiliated hospitals include the Providence Tarzana Medical Center, the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center and the Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center.
At California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery a highly professional team of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, physician assistants, cardiovascular nurse coordinators, perfusionists, cardiac anesthesiologists are prepared to satisfy all of your cardiovascular needs.
Our doctors are all highly skilled cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons who work as a team; from surgery to intensive care, hospital rounds, management, and postoperative care are all coordinated by our team.
Since its inception The Center has performed over 10,000 open heart procedures and over 4000 vascular, lung, and other related procedures.
Our staff acts as a liaison between the surgeon, the patient's cardiologist and all referring physicians.
MOHAMMAD A. GHARAVI, M.D., F.A.C.S.
After completion of his formal medical training in Tehran, Dr. Gharavi continued his studies in the United States. His residency in General Surgery was completed at Mount Sinai Hospital, a Case Western Reserve University affiliated facility in Cleveland...read more
GHOLAM R. MOHAMMADZADEH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Mohammadzadeh earned his bachelor of science degree in Biology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1980. He continued his education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,...read more