Southwest Heart & Lung
- Cardiovascular Surgery |
- Thoracic Surgery |
- Cardiothoracic Surgery |
- Vascular Surgery
- 10930 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 602-263-7600
Doctors in Southwest Heart & Lung
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Southwest Heart & Lung when asked is excellent. Southwest Heart & Lung has been reviewed by 66 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Southwest Heart & Lung as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
A cardiothoracic surgeon is a doctor who performs surgery on the organs inside the chest, focusing on the heart and lungs, as well as on the great vessels. Some procedures this type of surgeon might perform are angioplasty, bypass surgery, and heart transplants.
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
- University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
- Emory University School Of Medicine
- University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- BCBS AZ
- Health Net
- United Healthcare
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- Regional Top Doctors
- Patients' Choice Award
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Top 10 Doctor - State
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Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing