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Robert S Farivar, MD

Robert S Farivar, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Robert Farivar is an accomplished, fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in adult cardiac surgery. He serves as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for the following Miami-Dade County hospitals: Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. His expertise is in minimally invasive valve surgery, including aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement. He is also skilled in cardiac surgery, reoperative surgery, octogenarian surgery and bloodless cardiac surgery.

Prior to joining Florida Heart and Vascular Care, Dr. Farivar led a team of surgeons at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He was the first surgeon in the United States to perform transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). Since then, he has gone on to publish numerous papers and lecture on the procedure. He also has expertise in transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR.

Dr. Farivar received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University before earning his medical and doctoral degrees in pathology from Boston University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his fellowship in general and cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2006. Dr. Farivar served as Chief Resident the final year of his general surgery residency prior to completing his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident his final year.

Committed to excellence in the field of cardiac surgery, Dr. Farivar belongs to a number of professional societies including the Twenty-first Century Cardiac Surgical Society and Society of Thoracic Surgeons and serves as a reviewer for numerous professional journals. He has been published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, and The American Journal of Cardiology.

Care Philosophy

I believe that every person is entitled to be free of heart disease and will work with the patient to get the desired result!

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Adult Cardiac Surgery

Aortic and Mitral Valve Disorder

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Surgery

Aortic Valve Replacement

Aortic Valve Replacement and Repair

Atrial Fibrillation

Bioprosthetic Valve Calcification

Bypass Surgery

Cardiac Surgeon

Cardiac Surgery

Chest Pain

Coronary Artery Bypass

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft


Heart Disease

Heart Surgeon

Heart Surgery

Maze Procedure

Minimally Invasive Aortic Replacement and Repair

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement and Repair

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Mitral Regurgitation

Mitral Stenosis

Mitral Valve Replacement

Mitral Valve Replacement and Repair

Open Heart Surgery

Reoperative Cardiac Surgery

Septal Defects

Severe Mitral Annular Calcification


Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms



Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR)

Valve Disease

Valve Replacement

Valve Surgery

Valvular Heart Disease

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