Heart Strong

Renowned heart surgeon Romualdo Segurola, MD, FACS and Jackson Health System have formed Jackson Heart Institute. With this addition, we have Miami’s most comprehensive heart program, able to provide anything from minimally invasive cardiac surgery to highly specialized cardiac procedures to life-saving heart transplants for adult and pediatric patients.
Words by Ariel Sage | December 27, 2019 | Lifestyle

Eyes On The Future. Heart In The Present. This is the mantra and vision of Jackson Heart Institute. “We provide compassionate, comprehensive care for your heart, putting you on the right path toward a healthier future,” says Dr. Segurola, a longtime native Miami physician who joined Jackson Health System last spring. “My roots are here, and I am humbled by this opportunity to give back to my community,” he says. Jackson Heart Institute offers a full range of cardiac care, including initial evaluations for surgical and non-surgical treatments and options for implants and transplants for end-stage heart disease. “We can take care of everyone — something no other center can claim,” says Dr. Segurola, who is triple board-certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and thoracic surgery. “We are pioneers in the use of technology and are experts on an array of minimally invasive heart procedures. We are also supported by the unmatched resources of Jackson Health System for patients with multiple medical problems. We bring the experts together to provide you with the best possible coordinated care.” Dr. Segurola leads one of South Florida’s most experienced cardiovascular and thoracic teams, which has performed more than 50,000 procedures in the past 16 years. His partners in care are Alfredo Rego, MD, PhD board-certified in thoracic surgery and venous and lymphatic diseases; and Efren Buitrago, MD, who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and has extensive experience in endovascular central and peripheral vascular diseases; 305.585.4564;