Dr. Michael A. Bresticker, MD

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery • Male • Age 53

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Dr. Bresticker's Experience

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Dr. Bresticker's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Bresticker Performs

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
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Hospital Quality

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Palos Community Hospital
12251 South 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association
4400 W 95th St Ste 205
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association
St. Anthony Memorial Cardiac Clinic
301 Homer St
Michigan City, IN 46360
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    Dr. Bresticker's Experience

    Specialties

    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
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    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • 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
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Insertion of Epicardial Leads for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Segmentectomy, Open
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
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    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Ventricular Assist Device
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    2
    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Heart Tumors, Malignant
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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    Background Check for Dr. Bresticker

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • 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

    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1987

    Internship Hospital

    Northwestern University
    Complete in 1988

    Residency Hospital

    Northwestern University
    Complete in 1993
    University Pittsburgh Med Center
    Complete in 1996

    Fellowship Hospital

    Northwestern University, McGraw Medical School
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bresticker & Staff

    • English
    • Polish
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Bresticker'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 4 hospitals where Dr. Bresticker has admitting privileges:

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    • Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

    • Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond

    • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

    • Palos Community Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

    A
    Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association
    4400 W 95th St Ste 205
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 346-4040 (Office)
    B
    Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association
    St. Anthony Memorial Cardiac Clinic
    301 Homer St
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 861-8637 (Office)
    (219) 933-2583 (Fax)
    C
    Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Association
    Hammond
    5454 Hohman Ave Fl 1
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 933-2120 (Office)
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