Cardiothoracic Surgery

Phone: 863-680-7490

Cardiothoracic surgeons manage diseases of the blood supply to the heart, and treat various heart defects. Some common conditions include atrial fibrillation, end-stage cardiac disease, lung cancer and peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Watson Clinic's surgeons offer a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures aimed at treating coronary heart diseases to include:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Beating Heart Surgery, Off Pump Surgery
  • Trans Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)- Percutaneous Valve
  • Complex Aortic Repairs and Replacements
  • Diseases Of The Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysms Stenting
  • Aortic Dissections
  • Anatomic and Extra-anatomic Valve Bypasses
  • Carotid endardectomy
  • General Thoracic Procedures (Lung, Esophageal, Mediastinum)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • AV Access for Renal Patients/ Fistulas
  • Maze Procedure, Renal Clip
  • Aortic Homograft Procedures
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Removal of Tumors Of The Chest Wall, Esophagus And Mediastinum
  • Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for Emphysema (LVRS)
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Valve Surgery- Aortic Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Repair
Watson Clinic is proud to offer the most established cardiac surgery program in Polk County. Our cardiology specialists are stationed at Lakeland Regional Medical Center (LRMC), serving inpatients as they require heart care. Heart surgery is performed exclusively at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, which is ranked in the top 11.7% of hospitals in the country as determined by the Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database based largely upon the contributions of Watson Clinic specialists.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician

Andres Medina, MD
  • Medical School: Ohio State University, Columbus OH, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Mercer University School of Medicine/Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA, General Surgery
  • Fellowships: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, Cardiothoracic Surgery & Heart and Lung Transplant
  • Board-certified: General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Member: American College of Surgeon, American College of Chest Physicians, American Medical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association 


Physicians & Providers

Andres Medina, MD


Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Please call 863-680-7490 for additional information.