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About Dr. Joseph E Bavaria

Dr. Joseph E Bavaria, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Bavaria has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

47 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph E Bavaria is Excellent. Dr. Joseph E Bavaria has been rated by 47 patients. From those 47 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph E Bavaria is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Specialties

Dr. Joseph E Bavaria 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.

  • Expertise

    33 Expertise

  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Percutaneous Arterial Septic Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pulmonary Emphysema (COPD)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Lung Cancer
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Coronary Disease
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Stroke
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Spinal Cord Ischemia
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Heart Diseases
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Paraplegia
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Aneurysm
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Mediastinum Cancer (Mediastinal Neoplasm)
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Obstructive Lung Diseases
  • Varicose Veins

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Reviews

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Two Stars

The above criteria means nothing. When it was recommended that I have an aortic valve replacement at the age of 20 and cumiden for the rest of my life, Dr. Bavaria repaired my severe bicuspid aortic valve regurgitation. He was amazing!

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Dr. Bavaria is a greatest doctor we ever met!

Words cannot describe how grateful our family is to Dr. Bavaria. Dr. Bavaria did a marvelously operation on my father on Friday after Thanksgiving. My father was tethering on the edge of life; his heart was on the edge of failure; he was going for a very high risk surgery…but, thanks to Dr. Bavaria’s dauntlessness, expertise and exceptional skill, my father’s heart got a second chance to live. Dr. Bavaria has given us a miracle. We are extremely thankful for Dr. Bavaria’s operation, his time and his sacrifice to save my father. Not only that, but we also appreciate the time Dr. Bavaria took, even after so many hours in the OR, to patiently explain to us the state my father was at physically before the surgery, the incredible work required to fix my father’s heart and what we should expect in both the immediate and long term future of my father’s recovery. Dr. Bavaria gave us hope when the hope looked grim.

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Stop your search, he's your man!

We traveled to Philadelphia from Miami, Fl so Dr. Bavaria could perform mom's surgery. We were referred to him by mom's Miami based cardiologist who said if it were his mom, Dr. Bavaria would be the surgeon. Mom had an ascending aortic aneurysm (5.6 cm) with severe aortic insufficiency. 4 weeks ago, he performed an aortic arch graft, aneurysm repair and aortic valve replacement. He was extremely confident of his skills (with good reason, he does 4-6 of these procedures a day) and took his time explaining everything to us and answering ALL of our questions. His team is phenomenal - we, as family members, really felt supoorted through the entire process. The hospital is fantastic. Dr. Bavaria fixed my mother's heart and will forever have a part of mine! I HIGHLY recommend him. PS, wait time is long, but he's worth it - just pack a snack and a good book. ;)

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2014, 2015)

    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 (2013, 2015, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2010, 2014)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    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.

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    America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph E Bavaria accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

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