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California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery

The term cardiothoracic refers to the heart and the chest region. Cardiothoracic is 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 highly experienced surgeon 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 surgeon for their treatment. Established in 1987, the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery is lead by Dr. Mohammad Gharavi, an experienced surgeon dedicated to the best in surgical treatment for vascular, lung and heart problems. Dr. Gharavi regularly performs 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. Dr. Gharavi of the California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery is affiliated with three different local hospitals to provide patients with the best in care and post-operative recovery treatment. The affiliated hospitals include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, and Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center.

Why Heart411?

At The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery a highly professional team is prepared to satisfy all of your cardiovascular needs.

Since its inception, The Center has performed over 11,000 open heart procedures and over 4,000 vascular, lung, and other related procedures.

Our highly skilled surgeon and personal team manage all issues pertaining to surgical needs from insurance, scheduling, surgery preparation, surgery, intensive care, hospital rounds, management, and postoperative care are all coordinated by our team.

Our staff acts as a liaison between the surgeon, the patient's cardiologist, and all referring physicians.





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 more