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Patient Reviews

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Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Nicholas Smedira is Excellent. Dr. Smedira has been reviewed by 12 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
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Promptness 4.0
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Courteous Staff 3.9
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Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
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Bedside Manner 4.6
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Spends Time with Me 4.7
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Follows Up After Visit 4.0
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Nicholas Smedira, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 38 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Blood Clot (Thromboembolism)
  • Blood Clot (Thrombosis)
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
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Education & Awards

Dr. Smedira graduated from University of Rochester . He has 13 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Coronary Artery Bypass
Heart Diseases
Heart Transplantation
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Teacher of the Year, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2004
Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2007
Best Docs, Cleveland Magazine
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012 - 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

Affiliations

Dr. Smedira has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Cleveland Clinic 
  • CCHS Cleveland Clinic 

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • French
  • Russian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Nicholas G Smedira MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 27 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Nicholas G. Smedira practice?
Dr. Nicholas Smedira has 2 office locations.
Dr. Nicholas Smedira practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Cleveland, OH.
Additional practice locations include: Willoughby Hills, OH.
See Cleveland Surgeons.