Biography


Dr. Longoria is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Deeply accomplished in all facets of complex adult cardiothoracic procedures, Dr. Longoria is a high-volume surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and an exceptionally low mortality and complication rate.

Dr. Longoria’s surgical experience includes complex mitral valve and tricuspid valve repair, coronary artery bypass grafting, adult congenital repair, as well as procedures for high risk VAD patients. He performs cardiac transplantation, carotid endarterectomy, and implantation of all FDA-approved mechanical circulatory support devices. Additionally, he performs catheter-based valvular procedures (such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR) and open and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for pulmonary surgical procedures.

He has an applied interest in atrial fibrillation (AFib) and is a nationally recognized expert in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Dr. Longoria was issued a method patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for developing the TTMaze (Totally Thoracoscopic) procedure that is central to the Dual Epicardial Endocardial Persistent (DEEP) AFib clinical trial.

Before joining Stanford, Dr. Longoria was the surgical director of cardiac ablation at a prominent AFib center certified by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. He holds patents for a synthetic chord used to connect tissue and for specialized methods he developed to treat cardiac arrhythmias.

At Stanford, Dr. Longoria brings a commitment to patientcentric, personalized care. He is committed to making the experience of surgery as pleasant as possible for his patients. He is also excited for the opportunity to conduct translational research that utilizes the most advanced technology available, in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines.

For his outcomes and high patient satisfaction ratings, Dr. Longoria has earned awards and recognition, including being named a Top Doctor of Sacramento by his peers for the last five years in a row. He has also been an honoree of the President’s Award for patient satisfaction by the Sutter Independent Physicians.

Dr. Longoria has published articles on genetic variants associated with atrial fibrillation, thoracoscopic left atrial appendage clipping, radiofrequency ablation, and other topics. His work has appeared in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, and elsewhere.

He has made numerous presentations on atrial fibrillation surgery and other topics at conferences including the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Dr. Longoria 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.

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (2001)
  • Residency: UC Davis Health Dept of Surgery (1997) CA
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1999) MA
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (1990) IL

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Practice Locations


Heart & Vascular Clinic Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 150

Pleasanton , CA 94588

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Heart Surgery Clinic in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 150

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 278-7017

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Heart & Vascular Clinic Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 150

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 534-6880

Make An Appointment More Clinic Information » Getting Here »

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(55 Ratings)

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(21 reviews)

Dr. Longoria is excellent. I would recommend him without reservation.
Excellent service & care.
Im always very satisfied with my visits.
Really appreciate the entire team every visit. Dr. Langoria us the best
Very Professional
Easy to speak with and glad he does Zoom appointments.
Excellent team members with doctor James Longoria
Outstanding physicians and staff
already have done so
Dr. Longoria is the kindest, most compassionate Dr. that Ive ever met, bar none!
Dr Langoria is an amazing physician. Will strongly recommend to other patients without any reservations.
They answer my questions and explain things to me in a way I understand.
Excellent
I am very pleased with the care provided by Dr. Longoria and his staff. He explained the TT Maze procedure so that I understood the process and his f/u over the past year is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
The team and Doctor were very informative and explained things in a way I could understand.
The doctor in the staff is very good
He is very excellence doctors and his nurses.
Dr. Longoria, has been exceptional in how he delivers what is needed and what is best for me at this time in my medical journey.
They’re the greatest
Excellent care and fantastic staff, support and surgical facilities
Appreciated Dr Longoria contacting my cardiologist

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