Board Certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr. Wistar “Tim” Moore III, recently joined the cardiac surgery program at Florida Hospital Waterman. A board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Moore specializes in valve surgery, particularly mitral valve repairs, aortic surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, and surgery for atrial fibrillation.
A North Carolina native, Dr. Moore played football at UNC-Chapel Hill where he subsequently earned his medical degree. He went on to complete residencies in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and cardiothoracic surgery at Emory Clinic in Atlanta. He is the author of Surviving the Suffering: A Christian Heart Surgeon Looks at Life’s Pain, inspired by his close relationship with his patients and their families as they navigate difficult health journeys. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. Cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and stroke collectively remain the leading cause of death in the world and the United States.
“These are very serious conditions requiring treatment by a highly experienced, highly trained medical expert,” says Anita Young, Chief Operating Officer. “It’s a blessing to have Dr. Moore here at Florida Hospital Waterman contributing to our comprehensive cardiac surgical program. We continually strive to provide patients access to the most advanced heart care close to home. You can count on our heart team!”
Dr. Moore has been focused on providing treatment for complex heart valve problems, including repair of leaking mitral valves. A mitral valve that can be repaired will often last a lifetime and not require blood thinners like some of the artificial valve replacements, which can wear out and have to be replaced in ten or fifteen years. He has also introduced surgery for atrial fibrillation to Waterman for patients who do not require other heart procedures, and this can be done through very tiny incisions. Atrial fibrillation affects millions of Americans, and can cause poor heart function and blood clots, so patients must take blood thinners, which also have risks. The standard surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation, known as the Maze procedure, has been done for decades for patients who required other open heart procedures, but now can be done with minimally invasive techniques in patients without other heart disease.
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