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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Quintessenza is Excellent. Dr. Quintessenza has been reviewed by 15 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. James Quintessenza, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Heart Surgery (Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Ventricular Septal Defects

Education & Awards

Dr. Quintessenza graduated from University of Florida, Gainesville. He has 7 awards.

Phi beta kappa honor society
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2012 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Tampa Bay Area
Thoracic Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Thoracic Surgeon
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Quintessenza has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • All Children's Hospital 
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. James A Quintessenza MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 30 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. James A. Quintessenza practice?
Dr. James Quintessenza has 4 office locations.
Dr. James Quintessenza practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Additional practice locations include: St Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL.
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