Cardiovascular and aortic surgery involves open surgery and endovascular procedures of the heart and great vessels to treat complications of heart disease, to correct congenital heart disease and to treat valvular heart disease.

Cardiovascular and Aortic Surgeon Kim de la Cruz, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP is a board-certified thoracic and cardiac surgeon who specializes in the clinical evaluation and surgical (open and endovascular) treatment of diseases of the aorta, including the aortic valve and root, ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, and thoracoabdominal aorta.

Our Services


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Surgery
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Root Procedures
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Complex Open Aorta Repair
  • Complex Endovascular Aorta Repair
  • Connective Tissue Disorder Valve Repair & Replacement
  • David Reimplantation Procedure
  • Diseases of the Aorta
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endovascular Aorta Repair (EVAR, TEVAR, FEVAR)
  • Endovascular Stent Grafts
  • Familial Aortic Aneurysm
  • Fenestrated Endovascular Aorta Repair
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Percutaneous Valve Technology
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Valve Sparing Techniques