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About Dr. Thomas D Christopher
Dr. Thomas D Christopher, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richmond, VA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Christopher has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas D Christopher 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. Thomas D Christopher has the following 6 expertise
- Diabetes Complications
- Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dr. Thomas D Christopher has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Thomas D Christopher is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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During my appointment with Dr. Christopher, I asked 15 questions pertaining to aortic valve replacement in order to determine the best medical procedure for me personally. Throughout the one hour visit, Dr. Christopher graciously answered every question I threw at him; not once did I get the impression he was anxious or in a hurry to end the session. I don't believe I could have found a more knowledgeable, compassionate or warm-hearted surgeon. I feel very "at ease" having Dr. Christopher perform surgery to remove the defective aortic valve in my heart, and to replace it with a new one. For anyone needing heart surgery, I highly recommend that you consider Dr. Tom Christopher who has many yearsâ experience as a heart surgeon. And, as a side note, I couldnât ask for a surgeon with a better sense of humor or one who is easier to communicate with.
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36 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Thomas D Christopher accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCardio Thoracic Surgical Associates, 7101 Jahnke Rd Ste 500, Richmond, VA
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