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Ignacio G Duarte, MD

Ignacio G Duarte, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Ignacio G. Duarte, M.D., was awarded his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City in 1993 after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami. He completed his General Surgical residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During his residency, he also completed a two-year Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellowship, where he directed studies evaluating bioprosthetic heart valves. He remained at Emory University to complete his Cardiothoracic Surgery residency. After completing his training, he initially worked at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas, where he gained additional experience in minimally invasive valve surgery. He moved to Tampa, Florida to join Cardiac Surgical Associates in 2005. Dr. Duarte is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children.
Care Philosophy

Dr. Duarte has dedicated himself to providing the highest quality of comprehensive care for his patients, utilizing the latest technologies.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Florida






Workmans Group


Aortic Stenosis

Atrial Fibrillation - AFib

Cardiovascular Aorta

Cardiovascular Bypass

Cardiovascular Minimally Invasive Valve Repair and Replacement

Cardiovascular Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

Cardiovascular Transmyocardial Revascularization

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

Coronary Artery Disease

Healthcare Exchange

Heart Attack and Chest Pain (Angina)

Heart Surgery

Laser Procedure and Surgery



Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery - MITS

Mitral Valve Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease




Thoracic or Cardiothoracic Surgery

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Valve Disease (including aortic stenosis and mitral valve disease)

Valve Repair and Replacements


Valvular Heart Disease

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)