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Patient Reviews

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Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cary Akins is Good. Dr. Akins has been reviewed by 6 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
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Promptness 4.2
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Courteous Staff 4.1
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Accurate Diagnosis 4.3
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Bedside Manner 3.9
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Spends Time with Me 3.7
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Follows Up After Visit 3.9
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Cary Akins, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 24 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
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Education & Awards

Dr. Akins graduated from Harvard University , Boston. He has 8 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Boston, MA
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Boston
Thoracic Surgeon

Affiliations

Dr. Akins has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Mt Auburn Hospital 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Cary W Akins MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 41 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Cary W. Akins practice?
Dr. Cary Akins has 4 office locations.
Dr. Cary Akins practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Boston, MA.
Additional practice locations include: Cambridge, MA and Worcester, MA.
See Boston Cardiothoracic Surgeons.