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About Dr. Peter A Walts
Dr. Peter A Walts, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Indianapolis, IN, with another office in Indianapolis, IN. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Walts is affiliated with St Vincent Mercy Hospital. Dr. Walts has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Peter A Walts 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. Peter A Walts has the following 6 expertise
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
- Diabetes Complications
Dr. Peter A Walts 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 am elated with my results I received from my surgery with Dr. Waltz
Dr. Walts performed open heart surgery on me on Aug. 12, 2014 with four bypasses and a mitral valve repair. He saved my life, pure and simple, and I'm still here to talk about it one year later. I'm doing everything I can to improve my health. I owe him a deep debt of gratitude that I can truly never repay.
I was out of options and in extreme pain and had TMR by Dr Walts. He was a very warm, kind and caring doctor. My life is much better after the surgery. I was going nowhere other than spiralling downwards to eventual death. My angina pain is not gone but is much more manageable. Prior to surgery it was raging pain and I could not do anything at all. Dr Walts and the nurses especially Lisa spend plenty of time answering your questions and concerns. All surgery is risky. I'll never be cured but I feel I have a better quality of life. I was out of options and Dr Walts helped me. I can't thank him enough.
Be sure to ask the doctor about ALL of the possibilities of negative effects during the surgery, If you are having a "Port Access" procedure, ask about the possibilty of severing the Phrenic Nerve and what the results will be should that happen. Ask every question you can think of PRIOR TO the surgery. Should you decide to use this doctor, ask for all hospital records, surgery records and get the doctors office records on your case - you may need them. Should you have an issue with the Phrenic Nerve I hope it is not a severe as mine. I went from Dr. Walts assurance that my breathing and life would be better after heart valve replacement to my current life of requiring oxygen 100% of the time. My breathing was not good prior to the surgery but is MUCH worse since the surgery. After the first follow-up visit he was pretty much done with me as well. SOOOOOO sorry I ever met this man.Good luck!
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015)
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Dr. Walts is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
22 Years Experience
Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
Graduated in 1996
Cleveland Clinic Health System
Dr. Peter A Walts accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Encore Health Network
- Encore Health Network
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IU Health EMPLOYER PLAN
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
PHP Northern IN
- PHP Select with Encircle
SIHO Insurance Services
- SIHO Network
- Sagamore Plus
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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