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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 50

61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120
Marietta, GA 30060
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Dr. Helms' Experience

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Dr. Helms' Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Helms Performs

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
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Hospital Quality

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Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
677 Church St NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Wellstar Cobb Hospital
3950 Austell Rd
Austell, GA 30106

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WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery
WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery
61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120
Marietta, GA 30060
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    Dr. Helms' Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Thymomas
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    Background Check for Dr. Helms

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • 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

    University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Graduated in 1998

    Internship Hospital

    Usc
    Complete in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    University Of New Mexico
    Complete in 2003

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Of New Mexico
    Complete in 2006
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Helms & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Helms' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Helms has admitting privileges:

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    • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

    • Wellstar Cobb Hospital

    • Wellstar Douglas Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Helms' Office & Staff

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    5 out of 5

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

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    Experience with Dr. Helms

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    5 out of 5

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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery
    61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770) 424-9732 (Office)
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