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Sergio S. Caminha, MD

thoracic surgery

“Dr. Caminha is the best.
He saved my life.”
Alicia Jimenez, Dinuba
Bypass surgery

Sergio S. Caminha, MD

  • Director of Cardiac Surgery, Kaweah Delta Medical Center
  • Staff Cardiothoracic surgeon, Kaweah Delta Medical Center
  • Former Chair, Department of Cardiac Services, Kaweah Delta Medical Center
  • Top-rated heart surgeon for excellent survival rates*
  • Board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery
  • Former Faculty and Assistant Professor of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Upstate Medical University, SUNY, Syracuse, NY
  • Former chair, Cardiac Surgery Hospital dos Sevidores, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Former Research Scholar, National Research Council of Brazil
  • Serving the Central Valley since 1999

(*Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac surgery operative mortality data 2010)

Dr. Caminha’s Specialties

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Maze Procedure
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (partial or complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Surgery
  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education and Training

  • Chief Surgical Resident, Grace Hospital (Wayne State University-affiliated program)
  • Surgical Residency, Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Fellowship, Upstate Medical University SUNY of Syracuse, NY
  • Pediatric Cardiology Surgery Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of
    Detroit, Michigan

Professional Memberships:


  • HealthGrades Honor Roll

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