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Ahmad Zeeshan

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Ahmad Zeeshan is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon who provides the most advanced care options for patients at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. He and his team take care of patients from South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples and Palm Beach. Dr. Zeeshan has expertise in performing an array of procedures, including open heart surgery, minimally invasive heart valve surgery, mitral valve procedures, aortic valve surgery, heart transplant surgery, aortic surgery, and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR).

After completing medical school, Dr. Zeeshan completed general surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland. Then, Dr. Zeeshan completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Yale University. He received specialized training in aortic surgery, including endovascular techniques, at Cleveland Clinic Ohio. Dr. Zeeshan continued to further specialize in heart and lung transplant surgery at one of the world’s leading Heart and Vascular Institutes at Cleveland Clinic Ohio.

Dr. Zeeshan provides the best approach for every patient based on their specific needs and conditions for optimal results, including the latest minimally invasive approaches for a lower risk of complications and a faster and more comfortable recovery.
22 years Experience
Ahmad Zeeshan
  • Weston, Florida
  • University of Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Caffeine and heart surgery?

Although there are no serious side effects of coffee intake prior to cardiac surgery, it is advised not to take caffeine afterwards to prevent irregular heartbeat. If you regularly READ MORE
Although there are no serious side effects of coffee intake prior to cardiac surgery, it is advised not to take caffeine afterwards to prevent irregular heartbeat. If you regularly have coffee and abruptly stop after cardiac surgery, you may have caffeine withdraw symptoms. Based on this, I would recommend gradually decreasing your caffeine consumption prior to surgery to minimize withdraw symptoms.

Heart transplant question

Rejection to a transplanted organ can happen at any time. Most of the time it is a slow process. Sometimes, it happens suddenly. It is very important that the advice of the transplant READ MORE
Rejection to a transplanted organ can happen at any time. Most of the time it is a slow process. Sometimes, it happens suddenly. It is very important that the advice of the transplant cardiologists is strictly followed and the patient adheres to immunosuppressive regimen completely. It is very unusual to suddenly reject an organ after doing well in the early recovery period.

Don't want to have surgery for enlarged heart--any other options?

In order to provide you the best advice, your case needs to be carefully evaluated by a heart failure cardiologist to determine the best treatment options for you. Based on the READ MORE
In order to provide you the best advice, your case needs to be carefully evaluated by a heart failure cardiologist to determine the best treatment options for you. Based on the information provided above, I am unable to offer a clear cut answer.

Valve repair success

It depends on which valve is involved. If symptoms are present, then the valve needs to fixed surgically. To determine whether to do a repair or replacement is dependent upon each READ MORE
It depends on which valve is involved. If symptoms are present, then the valve needs to fixed surgically. To determine whether to do a repair or replacement is dependent upon each patient and their specific condition. In case of mitral valve, usually a repair is possible.