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Nationally Recognized High-Performing Heart Surgeons

Leheb Araim, MD, FACS, FACC and Sergio Caminha, MD, perform heart surgeries at Kaweah Delta – ranked as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for 2 years in a row.

Drs. Leheb Araim and Sergio Caminha work together to provide comprehensive cardiac and thoracic (chest and lung) surgery at Kaweah Delta Medical Center. Through this partnership, patients from throughout the Central Valley are able to receive high-quality surgical care with their very personal touch.

Our goal is simple: To provide superb patient care. We stay informed about each others’ patients so we can step in if you need us. We are on call 24 hours a day and will see you the same day if necessary.

Your health is the heart of our calling.

  • Comprehensive mitral valve repair
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion,
    Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • More >

If you have to have a heart attack …

Russell wasn’t feeling well after a very busy week. His doctor referred him to a cardiologist and then the phone rang – get to the hospital. He had suffered a heart attack. He quickly made his way to the hospital, where he underwent an urgent triple bypass surgery.

“I was very pleased with the care … I look back and feel very blessed. Everyone – my surgeon, the nurses, everyone – was wonderful. If you have to have a heart attack, Visalia is a good place to have one!”

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Among America’s best
Dr. Araim and Dr. Caminha perform heart surgeries at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, which has recently been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery. In addition, Kaweah Delta Medical Center was honored as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Cardiac Care Excellence Award and the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for the second year in a row. Kaweah Delta was named among the top 5 percent in the nation for cardiac surgery.


Barbara Wong is back to exercising after open-heart surgery in the skilled hands of Visalia cardiac surgeon Leheb Araim, MD, FACS, FACC . 
Read Barbara’s story here>


Following heart surgery by Visalia cardiac surgeon Sergio Caminha, MD, David Mitre is healthy, happy and back to spending time with his family.
Read David’s story here>

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