Dr. Affleck is a nationally recognized and respected surgeon with over 16 years experience practicing cardiothoracic surgery, specializing in minimally invasive surgery among many others.

His highest priority is to improve the lives of his patients. He understands their concerns and is the ultimate patient advocate. To that end, Dr. Affleck helps his patients and their families to understand all of the surgical and medical options available to them.

Dr. Affleck is a board-certified surgeon and was among the first nationwide to perform the Mini-Maze technique. This innovative and highly specialized minimally invasive surgical technique eliminates or decreases irregular heartbeats caused by atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. This experienced surgeon is currently the only one in Utah certified to perform the Mini-Maze technique. He not only conducts this surgery at MountainStar hospitals in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Orem, but Dr. Affleck also trains surgeons around the country in this innovative approach.

Dr. Affleck’s Specialties include Cardiothoracic Surgery which provides surgical treatment for organs in the chest including the heart, lungs and related structures, as well as Vascular Surgery, which provides for the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the circulatory system. Dr. Affleck works closely with five other specialized doctors including Dr. Gilbert Schorlemmer, Dr. SV Karwande, Dr. J Kent Thorne, and Dr. Robert Zink.

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Medical School
University of Utah School of Medicine

University of Utah School of Medicine

Cardiothoracic Surgery-Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis



Languages Spoken

Minimal Spanish

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed:

Cardiac Procedures

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Convergent Maze
  • Cox Maze
  • Maze
  • Mini Maze
  • Valve Repair/Replace
    • Aortic
    • Mitral
    • Tricuspid
    • Pulmonary
  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)

Thoracic & Thoracic Robot Assist

  • Pulmonary Resection
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Wedge Resection
  • VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Sternal Repair/Platting


  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Transabdominal
    • Thoracic
    • Endovascular
  • Peripheral Revascularization
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Sympathectomy

Conditions Treated:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endocarditis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Empyema
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Hyperhidrosis


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Sub Specialty

Cardiovascular Surgery

Office Locations

MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery
1160 East 3900 South
# 3500
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: (801) 743-4750
Fax: (801) 743-4765

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Locations

Ogden Regional Medical Center

5475 S. 500 E.
Ogden, UT 84405
Phone: (801) 479-2111