James Longoria, M.D., FACS, FACC

James Longoria, M.D., FACS, FACC

Medical School:

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Specialty Training:

Primary specialty in cardiovascular surgery; secondary specialty in thoracic and vascular surgery, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery


University of California, Davis – East Bay Surgery Program


General Surgery – UC Davis-East Bay, Cardiovascular Surgery – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School


Research Fellow, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA


American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation:

Sutter Medical Center

Professional Societies:

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Medical Association, California Medical Association

Cardiovascular Surgeon
Surgical Director, Ablation Program

James Longoria, M.D., received his medical degree at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at University of California, Davis – East Bay Surgery Program and his residency in cardiovascular surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and The Children’s Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Longoria was fellowship trained in research at the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Dr. Longoria is board certified in both general and thoracic surgery by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Longoria is a Sacramento native known for bringing many new surgical techniques to the area, namely a unique minimally invasive approach to surgical ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, known as the TT-Maze procedure. Dr. Longoria’s performs the TT-Maze procedure with a scope and results in less pain, better cosmesis and a shorter hospital stay. With one of the largest experiences in the world for this technique, he is considered a leading expert in the field and is sought after to lecture and train this exciting new approach to other surgeons.

He is skilled in all facets of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and has a particular interest in minimally invasive mitral valve repair and aortic valve replacement. In addition, he performs videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for the treatment of lung cancer.

The Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute is comprised of hundreds of physicians, nurses, clinicians, therapists and other staff who are passionate about heart health. While the Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute’s main campus is in Sacramento, it offers experts and resources throughout the greater region and at local Sutter hospitals including Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute is affiliated with Sutter Health, a community-based, not-forprofit network of health services, including primary and specialty physicians, outpatient and mental health services and 26 acute-care hospitals.

For more information about Dr. Longoria or to schedule an appointment, please call (916) 452-8291.