Raney Zusman SurgeonsThe heart surgeons at Raney Zusman Medical Group are highly trained specialists with decades of experience in open heart surgery, and include:

The surgeons have been the dedicated cardiac team for the highly acclaimed Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute in Newport Beach since 1987, and perform over 400 open heart surgeries per year.  This places the group as one of the higher volume heart surgery practices in Orange County, CA.

The heart surgeons maintain excellence in all types of cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve surgery, while pursuing cutting-edge techniques such as mitral valve repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation, robotic heart surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery and laser cardiac revascularization.  This diversity of technical skill gives the surgeons the ability to tailor the appropriate surgical procedure for an individual patient's needs. 

 

What is a Heart Surgeon?

A heart surgeon is also known as a "cardiothoracic" surgeon, and receives highly specialized training in surgery of the heart, lungs, and thoracic (chest) cavity.  Heart surgery involves surgical treatment for a broad spectrum of diseases, including the blood supply to the heart (the coronary arteries), heart valves, heart transplantation, and diseases of the aorta (the main artery that branches off the heart).  Our surgeons also specialize in surgery for atrial fibrillationLung surgery includes treatment for lung and chest wall cancer, as well as lung transplantation.  A cardiothoracic surgeon also manages "congenital" heart disease, which are diseases of the heart that have been present since birth.  Some of these problems may not show up until later in life and require surgical management.

Heart Surgery Training

Heart surgeons undergo extensive training to master their specialty.  In addition to 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school, heart surgeons will complete a 5 year residency in general surgery and a 3 year fellowship in cardiac surgery.  The heart surgeons at Raney Zusman Medical Group are all board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery.

If you would like to speak with one of our surgeons, please contact us to set up a surgical consultation.

Monday
Dec212009

Dr. Aidan A. Raney

Dr. Raney trained in cardiac surgery under the world renowned Dr. Norman Shumway. At Stanford, Dr. Raney was extensively involved in heart and lung transplant research, and served as the Chief Resident of the Cardiac Transplant Unit.

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Saturday
Sep182010

Dr. Anthony Caffarelli

Medical school: University of California, Irvine, 1996-2000 Specialty training: Stanford University Medical Center, 2000-2010 > General Surgery > Cardiothoracic Surgery > Thoracic Transplantation

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Monday
Dec212009

Dr. Colin Joyo

Dr. Colin Joyo earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Hawaii, and served his cardiothoracic surgical residency at University of California at San Diego, Medical Center. Dr. Joyo's academic appointments include Surgical Instructor, Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine.

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Saturday
Apr042015

Dr. Daryl Pearlstein

Dr. Pearlstein completed medical school at Vanderbilt University, and residency in general surgery at University of Illinois Group Hospitals. He continued on to cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Utah, and an additional fellowship in minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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Monday
Dec212009

Dr. Douglas Zusman

Dr. Douglas Zusman earned his doctorate of medicine degree at Yale University Medical School, graduating Cum Laude. He served his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Zusman completed his residency in cardiovascular surgery at Stanford University Medical Center as well as a research fellowship in cardiovascular surgery.

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Monday
Dec212009

Specialists in Cardiac Surgery

Cardiovascular surgery is a complex undertaking that requires the teamwork of a large number of specialists and support staff. The success of the surgeons at Raney Zusman medical group is made possible by a large number of highly skilled specialists at Hoag Memorial Hospital.

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