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About Dr. Edward Diethrich

Dr. Edward Diethrich, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ, with other offices in Phoenix, AZ and Prescott, AZ . He has 53 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Diethrich is affiliated with St Joseph's Hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital and Banner Boswell Medical Hospital. He speaks English.

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18 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Edward Diethrich is Great. Dr. Edward Diethrich has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Edward Diethrich is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

8620 N 22nd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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2632 N 20th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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802 Ainsworth Dr
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Dr. Edward Diethrich has the following 1 specialty

  • Thoracic Surgery

    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.

  • Expertise

    36 Expertise

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Rupture
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Arteriosclerosis (Arterial Disease)
  • Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Embolism
  • Heart Catheterization
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Ischemia
  • Laser Angioplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Muscle Pain (Intermittent Claudication)
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases (Peripheral Artery Disease)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Graft Occlusion
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures

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Five Stars

My surgery was in 1975 (single bypass). Followed in 1989 with a quadruple bypass. With the help of a lot of medication I have had a happy and productive life. I am now 95 and still going strong. I would heartily recommend Dr. Dietrich as a cardiac surgeon.

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God gifted Doctor

The only reason Dr. Diethrich was a wait was because he was in surgery caring for a patient way more needy than I. That is a very good reason for a delay.

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his negligence contributed to the untimely demise of my mother

We were new in town, it was a Saturday night, & the ER doctor said no one at his hospital did angioplastys & recommended Dr Diethrich. He met us in the ER on an emergency basis. My mother's toes were black. We expected him to do an angioplasty quickly but he waited 3 days - he never explained why the wait.The only time he saw her after surgery was with an entourage [of students?] no chance to ask questions.He sent an associate? to do follow up.After her release from the hospital I called to say her foot was infected. They would not make an appointment to see her & would not connect us to Dr Diethrich. I called several time & was told it was not possible for her to have an infection.I found out later that she was supposed to receive antibiotics but we never got a prescription & were not told they were needed. Even had she had them, an infection would have been possible. As a former lab tech in a hospital's bacteriological lab I was well aware that many bacteria are resistant to many drugs.I ended up putting my mother on a plane to take her to her own doctor back East.1/2 of her foot was amputated. She succumed to a stroke several days later. I'm not sure that a clot would have broken off if she hadn't been forced to travel [in a pressurized cabin].After it was all over I learned about the Bd of Medical examiners. I checked & Dr Diethrich had 33 recorded complaints against him. I added mine.Several years later one could only get the last 5 years of a doctor's records without making advance arrangements to see a doctor's files so most of those complaints disappeared from public view & now they're all gone.He was arrogant - he didn't tell us he was postponing surgery - it just didn't happen & we couldn't reach him to answer our questions; he later pawned off his patient & refused to even accept a phone call - I guess he felt someone without an MD degree couldn't recognize an infection.Had he told us there would be a 3 day wait for surgery I would have taken my mother back East to her own doctors immediately. I thought I could get her faster treatment locally from a well recognized doctor. Big mistake.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Diethrich is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • St Joseph's Hospital
  • Arizona Heart Hospital
  • Banner Boswell Medical Hospital
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea
  • Arrowhead Community
  • West Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn
  • Maricopa Health System
  • St Josephs Hospital and Med Center
  • Scttsdle Health Osb
  • St Josephs Hosp & Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
  • Education

    53 Years Experience

  • University of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1960

  • Accepted Insurance

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