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About Dr. Timothy V Votapka

Dr. Timothy V Votapka, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Barrington, IL, with another office in Mount Pleasant, WI. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Votapka is affiliated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Condell Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Timothy V Votapka is Good. Dr. Timothy V Votapka has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Timothy V Votapka is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cardiac Ep Consultants Sc

27750 W Il Route 22 Ste 100
Barrington, IL 60010
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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

3803 Spring St
Mount Pleasant, WI 53405
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Dr. Timothy V Votapka has the following 3 specialties

  • Surgery
  • 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

    9 Expertise

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Myocardial Diseases
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Aneurysm
  • Varicose Veins
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Vascular Malformations

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Best Doctor!

Dr. Timothy V. Votapka, recently placed a Endovascular Stent Graft to treat my Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. My surgery was done at Good Shepherd hospital in Barrington. I felt that he took the time to explain the entire procedure, he worked with me to reschedule my surgery to a earlier date, both him and his staff were very professional and attentive to my needs. Everyone was absolutely fantastic and I would definitely recommend Dr. Timothy V. Votapka and his team to anyone. Your in great hands with him and his staff. Thank you very much! Meir Sussan

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His incompetence cause more issues

Dr votapka used a mitral valve ring on me which was too small according to Cleveland Clinic. His incompetence caused me to have immediate severe mitral valve stenosis. He said my dizziness, low blood pressure and low resting heart rate was normal and would improve. The ring size he use was used for children according to Cleveland clinic. I was a 29 year old woman at the time of surgery. This incompetence caused me a great deal of loss. I had several miscarriages, long term damage was caused from all of the atrial fibrillation episodes. I had 7 cardioversion, an ablation.. Finally I was diagnosed correctly. I regret having this man perform "surgery" on me. I lost so much. I didn't have the energy to visit my family, to do any of the activities I did all of my life.

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DR. VOTAPKA HACKED MY SURGERY. HE was to repair my mitral valve, the ring he used to repair my mitral valve (ACCORDING TO CLEVELAND CLINIC) was WAY TOO SMALL and placed incorrectly. DR. VOTAPKA'S incompetence caused me to have severe mitral valve stenosis. His hack job ruined many years of my life of being unwell. The follow up cardiologist didn't catch the mistake, so I finally went to Cleveland Clinic to get help. I required another open heart surgery to replace the tiny ring Dr. Votapka used. I should have gone to the best first. This surgeon literally caused me to lose many years of my life, I wasn't able to have a family because of his hack surgery and most of my 30's were lost to being unwell.

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Dr. Votapka performed mitral valve repair which resulted in severe mitral valve stenosis. I had immediately experienced extremely low blood pressure and dizziness, lethargy he said I would adjust. I began having atrial fibrillation which could only be converted through Cardioversion. According to Cleveland Clinic where I had repair mitral valve surgery the ring Dr. Votapka used was much too small causing the severe mitral valve stenosis. . This butcher job wreaked havoc on my life as it affected every aspect of my life. I was unable to have a family, I wasn't able to keep up with everyone on vactions so I stopped going, I had to get rid of my horses as I didn't have the stamina to ride. I didn't even have the energy to go to my winter home in Florida. This surgeon ruined my life as he didn't know what he was doing.

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LOST 15 years of my life from mistake

Dr. Votapka used a ring too small when repairing my mitral valve. According to Cleveland Clinic this tiny ring caused me to have severe mitral valve stenosis. Wouldn't recommend.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Votapka is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Mc Gaw Medical Center Northwestern University


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Timothy V Votapka accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Common Ground
    • Common Ground Empower Trilogy
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Network Health Plan
    • Network Health Plan HMO POS
    • Network Health Plan Individual
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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