Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgery

Phone: (864) 725-7900, Toll Free: (888) 655-7900, Fax: (864) 725-7910

Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgery opened in 2001 with a commitment to provide advanced care closer to the Lakelands region. Our team of board-certified professionals is bringing advanced technologies and state-of-the art equipment to Self Regional Healthcare, allowing patients to receive the very best care while remaining close to their home and family. Self-Referrals are accepted.

Our Physicians


Claudio Guareschi, M.D.

F. Gregory Mappin, M.D.


Michael Zhadkevich, M.D.


Other Clinicians

  • Aaron Egbert, PA-C
  • Penny Streby, PA-C

About the Practice

Our providers work together with the area's largest network of physicians to provide a comprehensive, individualized, medical treatment plan for each patient. Advanced Cardiothoracic Surgery specializes in the following procedures:

  • Minimally invasive heart and valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair including open, endovascular and hybrid interventions
  • Lung Surgery, including video assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS) and minimally invasive lung resections
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Surgery of the trachea and bronchi to treat tumors, tracheal stenosis, bronchoplastic procedures and combined resections

    Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed for lunch 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily.