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About Dr. Nicholas G Smedira
Dr. Nicholas G Smedira, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cleveland, OH. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Smedira has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Nicholas G Smedira 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. Nicholas G Smedira has the following 42 expertise
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Vascular Malformations
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Myocardial Infarction
- Aortic Valve Insufficiency
- Varicose Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Aortic Valve Stenosis
- Percutaneous Arterial Septic Defect (ASD) Closure
- Postoperative Hemorrhage
- Cardiac Surgical Procedures
- Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
- Heart Diseases
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
- Lung Transplantation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Heart Valve Diseases
- Prosthesis Failure
- Cardiogenic Shock
- Blood Clot (Thrombosis)
- Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Heart Transplantation
- Mitral Valve Insufficiency
- Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
- Myocardial Diseases
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
- Coronary Disease
- Diabetes Complications
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
- Blood Clot (Thromboembolism)
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Dr. Nicholas G Smedira has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Nicholas G Smedira 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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I had several procedures performed via open heart due to a congential condition I wasn't aware of until it nearly took my own life. My condition is HOCM. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. I was very severe. Admitted on Friday the 13th of the month February 2015. Had surgery on ash Wednesday the 18th. After several tests and stabilizing me, Dr. Smedira met with me on the evening before to discuss specifically and calmly what his plan was. Besides a surgical myectomy (thinning of the heart muscle) he had to literally give a overhaul to both my Aortic Valve and Mitral Valve. Had a maze procedure and removal of the cardiac appendage to name a few. Without this man's expertise and knowledge I wouldn't be here. He and his staff go above and beyond any other medical facility. Special shout out to Dr. Collier and Dr. I. and all the nursing staff. I thank you from the bottom of my repaired heart. ❤️
I think he is wonderful,,,,,even though I continued smoking and had problems with my lungs.....he did a great job......the surgery went great, but I did not do what I should have done,,,,,, stop smoking......follow his instructions and do what you are suppose to do and you will be just fine. He is a wonderful doctor and handsome also.....thank you for giving my life back......Dr Smedira you are awesome.........thank you.....
Very open and honest in working with the patientWill give his recommendation but will respect yoursOperated on me twice, once for homograft heart valve and 9 years later to replace it.He told me the homograft would probably not make it 10 years due to my activity but did not want to go to coumadin. 2nd surgery went better then the first and was there for the surgery and stuck around for my recovery 12 hours later.He is the very definition of dedicated to his profession and his patiets. I would highly recommend him.
Castle Connolly 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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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)
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.
34 Years Experience
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Graduated in 1984
Ucsf Medical Center
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Locations & DirectionsThe Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH
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