Dr. Richard S. Downey, MD

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery • Male • Age 60

1560 E Sherman Blvd Ste 309
Muskegon, MI 49444
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Dr. Downey:

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Dr. Downey's Experience

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Dr. Downey's Care Philosophy

Dr. Downey's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Downey Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Conditions Dr. Downey Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Spectrum Health- Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan Street North East
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy Street South East
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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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

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Downey

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
West Michigan Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Muskegon Office
1560 E Sherman Blvd Ste 309
Muskegon, MI 49444
West Michigan Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Grand Rapids Office
100 Michigan St NE Ste 8830
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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    Dr. Downey's Experience

    Dr. Downey's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • 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
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracic Surgical Procedures
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    2
    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Downey

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.
    • 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

    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Graduated in 1980

    Fellowship Hospital

    Emory University
    Complete in 1990
    Washington University
    Complete in 1984

    Undergraduate Schools

    Columbia College
    Graduated in 1976
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Downey & Staff

    • English
  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. Downey'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 5 hospitals where Dr. Downey has admitting privileges:

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    • Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital

    • Spectrum Health- Butterworth Hospital

    • Mercy Health Hackley Campus

    • North Ottawa Community Hospital

    • Mercy Health Partners Mercy

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Downey

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downey to family and friends

    1 response
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Downey's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    1 response
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    1 response
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    1 response
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 1 response
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Downey
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    1 response
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    1 response
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    1 response
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    1 response
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Downey accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    West Michigan Cardiothoracic Surgeons
    Muskegon Office
    1560 E Sherman Blvd Ste 309
    Muskegon, MI 49444
    (231) 830-8643 (Office)
    (231) 830-8651 (Fax)
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    West Michigan Cardiothoracic Surgeons
    Grand Rapids Office
    100 Michigan St NE Ste 8830
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (616) 459-7258 (Office)
    (616) 459-5215 (Fax)
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