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About Dr. Edward P Chen
Dr. Edward P Chen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Atlanta, GA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Emory University Hospital and WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chen has received 5 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Edward P Chen has the following 3 specialties
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Vascular Surgery
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.
Dr. Edward P Chen has the following 11 expertise
- Heart Transplantation
- Eye Diseases
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
- Varicose Veins
- Retinal Disorders
- Vascular Malformations
- Diabetes Complications
- Lung Transplantation
Dr. Edward P Chen has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Edward P Chen is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Jim, who had multiple problems with his heart, was scheduled, after multiple exams, to have aortic aneurysm dissection, as well as a pig valve replacement of his bicuspid valve. Jim was an 81 year old who gave special attention to his vascular strength with daily exercise. He was the most vibrant 81 year old I had ever witnessed. After all the pre-op testing, Jim never came off of bypass successfully. He was kept alive for 3 days on a ventilator only to fail. If only aneurysm repair through the groin had been elected, he most probably would have been rewarded with at least 5 more years of life. I question the heroics of doing two very radical procedures to an 81 year old - while it may have been ideal - do just what was necessary, to give him the extended life he so desired.
my son Sean W Ham received excellent treatment of replacement Aorta valve and Aorta dissection repair from Dr Chen and I take my hat off to the amazing results. This operation took 9 hours and so far my son in continuing to recuperate and is now doing so at home. I want to thank Dr Chen and well as his amazing staff for giving us and our son a 2nd life.
Dr. Chen took time with me to get to know me and my lifestyle and inform me of my condition and what needed to be done. He explained to me what he was going to do to correct my condition and what he needed me to do for the best results. He was very encouraging and understanding of what he was expecting of me. It is hard to find doctors in this day and time that will spend the time with their patient and put them in a positive frame of mind. He is Very confident about his abilities and what he can do to help his patients and puts them at ease. He assured me several times that he was going to take care of me and fix my condition. He listened to my concerns and was very supportive and informative with me and my family. I consider myself Very lucky to have been referred to him by my local cardiologist.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015, 2017)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Chen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
26 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
Ucsf Medical Center
Dr. Edward P Chen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
- BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
- BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
Locations & DirectionsEmory Clinic Of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 200, Atlanta, GA
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