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Jay K. Bhama, MD
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Jay K. Bhama, MD
Jay K. Bhama, MD


Dr. Bhama is a cardiovascular surgeon at St. Bernards Heart & Vascular in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He specializes in complex cardiac surgery and mechanical circulatory support (MCS). He is double board certified and is the states only member of the prestigious American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). 

He specializes in Adult Cardiac Surgery (CABG, AVR), Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement, Structural Heart (TAVR/Mitraclip), Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery and Heart Failure Surgery (LVAD, ECMO, Transplant). 

List of Procedures performed by Dr. Bhama: 

  • Complex heart valve surgery including mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery (Maze procedure)
  • Off-pump (i.e. beating heart) coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm surgery including aortic root, ascending, and arch replacement
  • Traditional surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)
  • Minimally invasive cardiac valve surgery (mitral and aortic valve repair/replacement)
  • Re-opertaive cardiac surgery
  • Temporary left and right ventricular assist device (VAD) surgery for heart failure
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Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
General Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at George Washington University Medical Center & Johns Hopkins University
Advanced Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic & Heart & Lung Transplant & MCS Fellowship at University of Pittsburg Medical Center
American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians
Active Medical Staff, SBMG Member, SHARP PHO