Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez-Salinas, MD

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is the senior cardiac surgeon in the group. He is Surgeon in Chief of McAllen Heart Surgeons. Over the past twenty-five years, he has performed over 10,000 operations. He has focused on complex coronary bypass, valve repair and replacement, and electrophysiologic surgery for atrial fibrillation. He has a lively interest in quality assurance in cardiac surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez's program now at the McAllen Heart Hospital with a mortality rate of less than 1% received the HealthGrades™ Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award for 2008, which was awarded to only four hospitals in Texas. Hospitals receiving this honor were in the top tier of the HealthGrades™ national cardiac surgery ratings and our program at the McAllen Heart Hospital was ranked #1 in the State of Texas for 2008 & 2009.


Bypass Surgery

It can help lower your risk for a heart attack and other problems. Once you recover, you’ll feel better and be able to get back to your regular activities. read more

Valve Surgery

Heart valve surgery is done to replace or repair heart valves that aren’t working correctly. Most valve replacements involve the aortic and mitral valves. read more

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Atrial Fibrillation, a life threatening irregular heartbeat affecting more than 5 million Americans today. For more information, visit www.StopAfib.org

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

McAllen Heart Hospital, with a mortality rate of less than 1% received the HealthGrades™ Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, which was awarded to only four hospitals in Texas.read more

Aortic Surgery

A aortic aneurysm, an abnormal bulge in a weakened wall of the aorta, can cause a variety of symptoms and often life-threatening complications upon rupture. read more

Carotid Artery Surgery

Carotid endarterectomy is surgery to remove plaque buildup in the carotid arteries.read more

Heart Failure Surgery

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery involves the use of a blood vessel graft to bypass one or more blocked coronary arteries. read more

Lung Cancer Surgery

Lung cancer surgery can involve removing a portion of the lung or the entire lung. An operation to remove the lung cancer and a small portion of healthy tissue is called a wedge resection. read more