About Us

Dr. Longoria established his practice out of demand from patients who sought personalized private care that is tailored to individual needs. He believes that patients need to be presented all options from minimally invasive to open procedures so one can understand the benefits and risks with each type of procedure.

He is committed to staying up to date on the latest surgical techniques and treatment options available. Which ensures his patients receive the best care possible. There is a dedicated team that understands the stress involved with the surgery and will guide you through the process.

His office resides in Stanford Health Care, Pleasanton. Dr. James Longoria is a reputed cardio-thoracic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field. He is well known for his work in thorascopic MAZE procedures and complicated mitral valve repairs. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Call us to learn more about how we can make a difference in your cardiothoracic health.

Biography: James Longoria, M.D.

Dr. Longoria received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Physiology from the University of California, Davis.  He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  He matriculated to the U.C. Davis East Bay Surgical Program during which he completed a Pediatric Cardiothoracic Transplantation Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He completed his cardiovascular training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital of the Harvard Medical School.  He holds board certification in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American College of Cardiology.  He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the Heart Rhythm Society.  He is a current recipient of the Sutter Independent Physicians President’s Award for patient care and satisfaction as well as being acknowledged as a Top Doctor of Sacramento in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 as selected by his peers.

He is highly skilled and accomplished in all facets of complex adult cardiothoracic surgery.  He is proficient in cardiac transplantation, all FDA-approved mechanical circulatory support devices, catheter-based valvular procedures (TAVR), as well as open and VATS pulmonary surgical procedures.

He has an applied interest in atrial fibrillation and is a nationally recognized expert in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.  He was issued a method patent by the USPTO for developing the TTMaze surgical procedure which is the index surgical procedure for the DEEP clinical trial sponsored by AtriCure.  In addition to his busy clinical practice, he has been involved in clinical and basic science investigation. He is a Principal Investigator of the DEEP Trial as well as the Terminate AF Study sponsored by Medtronic. Additionally, he was the Surgical Director of Cardiac Ablation at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento which led to the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute being the second center in the nation certified as an Atrial Fibrillation Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, water sports and tennis with his wife and three sons.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, East Bay CA - Dr. James Longoria

Care Philosophy

To treat each patient with compassion, respect and allow a patient to express their wishes and needs. Dr. Longoria understands that each patient is unique and his or her needs are different. He believes that by placing a patient’s interest first and foremost, one is able to make the right decisions.

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