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About Dr. Farid Gharagozloo
Dr. Farid Gharagozloo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kissimmee, FL. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. He speaks English.
Dr. Farid Gharagozloo has the following 2 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. Farid Gharagozloo has the following 9 expertise
- Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
- Aortic Diseases
- Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
- Cardiac Surgical Procedures
- Lung Cancer
- Coronary Disease
- Heart Diseases
- Aortic Aneurysm
Dr. Farid Gharagozloo is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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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My daughter had the Robotic Surgery and we cam from Arizona. I found his staff very accessible and easy to work with. The set up there is amazing as there is essentially an intensive care recovery room that the patients can stay in as long as they need. The surgery itself takes about 2 or so hours and the recovery is extremely long and painful. My daughter did not have use of her left arm and now can use it. She still has some pain and her lung (which has to be collapsed for the robot to reach the correct area) has not come back to full capacity (we are 8 months post surgery) but she is significantly better than she was. My reading on TOS is that the standard surgery was not a good option as the success rate was 50% or below. I can understand how someone who goes through this and does not get better would be upset but the overall success rate with this robotic surgery by Dr. Gharagazloo who has tremendous experience with the technique is very good. Also, my daughter had a longer recovery time and I was able to text Barbara and get answers even at about 3 am her time. They helped me deal with the airlines and made my daughter as comfortable as possible. Again, this surgery is very invasive and the recovery is very difficult but it was worth it for my daughter (who had one of the worst impingements that Dr. G had seen) and she is anatomically worse on her other side but not symptomatic so she will probably have a second surgery to relieve that situation as well.
Dr. Gharagozloo has developed in his head a grand protocol for curing people of TOS using his minimally invasive rib resection surgery. I trusted him with my care and he wound up permanently injuring me in the process. His nurse practitioner Barbara Tempesta helped bolster Dr. Gharagozloo's story and ego while his office admin Ben Lombardo prevented me from scheduling appointments when it was clear the results were unfavorable. Dr. Gharagozloo and his team have since fled from Arizona to Celebration, FL. There are public malpractice records available via Google. I have since met other TOS sufferers via social media who were sold the same grand story about his 100% success rate and minimal risks. All were injured as a result of the surgery. If you value your personal health and well being, you should avoid this surgeon at all costs.
Following my robotic rib resection surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, I found it very difficult to get follow up appointments scheduled. The surgery didn't help my issues even though he claimed a 100% success rate. I think his theory surrounding the underlying cause of TOS is incomplete. Be warned that robotic rib resection can leave you with more problems than you start with. His office admin, Ben Lombardo, is useless. He tells you what you want to hear to get you off the phone and then never follows up. I am thoroughly disappointed in my overall post operative experience.
This DR may have all the diplomas and degrees in the medical field, but when it comes to being a professional human been and treat others is the worst person in the world. I guess he should go back to school and learn how to talk and treat others because he is the most disgusting and rude person I have ever known
35 Years Experience
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Dr. Farid Gharagozloo accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsFlorida Hospital Celebration Health, 400 Celebration Pl, Kissimmee, FL
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