AboutDr. Ralph Damiano Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Damiano is affiliated with St. Louis Children's Hospital, Barnes Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Hospital Sullivan. He speaks English.
Dr. Ralph Damiano Jr has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
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America's Top Doctors®
(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Patients' Choice Award
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
Top 10 Doctor - State
- Cardiac Surgical Procedures
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Coronary Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetes Complications
- Dissecting Aneurysm
- Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
- Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
- Heart Surgery (Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures)
- Heart Transplantation
- Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Mitral Valve Insufficiency
- Myocardial Infarction
- Myocardial Reperfusion Injury
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
- Vascular Surgical Procedures
- Ventricular Fibrillation
Dr. Damiano is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St. Louis Children's Hospital
1 Childrens Pl
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Barnes Jewish Hospital
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Missouri Baptist Hospital Sullivan
751 Sappington Bridge Rd
Sullivan, MO 63080
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
Skaggs Community Health Center
PO Box 650
Branson, MO 65615
37 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
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