Dr. George Hodakowski, MD

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery • Male • Age 58

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Dr. Hodakowski's Experience

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Dr. Hodakowski's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Hodakowski Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Hospital Quality

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Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association S.C.
Hammond
5454 Hohman Ave Fl 1
Hammond, IN 46320
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    Dr. Hodakowski's Experience

    Specialties

    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Impella Device
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
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    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Aneurysm
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Pericardial Disease
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    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Septal Defect
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Hodakowski

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1986

    Internship Hospital

    University Chicago Hospital
    Complete in 1987

    Residency Hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Complete in 1991
    University Chicago Hospital

    Fellowship Hospital

    Emory University Hospital
    Complete in 1996
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hodakowski & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Hodakowski's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 8 hospitals where Dr. Hodakowski has admitting privileges:

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    • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital

    • Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital

    • Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

    • Franciscan Alliance - Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City

    • Franciscan Alliance - Franciscan St. Anthony Health -Crown Point

    • Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond

    • Metrosouth Medical Center

    • Palos Community Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Hodakowski

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.9
    • 7 responses
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    3.9 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hodakowski to family and friends

    3.9 out of 5

    7 responses

    Dr. Hodakowski's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4 out of 5

    7 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.9 out of 5

    7 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4 out of 5

    7 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    7 responses

    Experience with Dr. Hodakowski

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4 out of 5

    7 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.1 out of 5

    7 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.1 out of 5

    7 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.1 out of 5

    7 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association S.C.
    Hammond
    5454 Hohman Ave Fl 1
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 933-2120 (Office)
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