Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

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Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Ana, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Afifi is affiliated with Anaheim Global Medical Center, Orange County Global Medical Center, Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, West Anaheim Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills.

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Dr. Afifi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Pass Christian, MS |
Dr Afifi performed a CABGX4 and I was able to return to work within six weeks. So far it has held up very well and I have not experienced any chest pain from angina. I've been very active since the bypass surgery and thank Dr Afifi for the excellent job he did. I now have a defibrillator and hope to live many more years. I imagine Dr Affi has improved since he did my surgery in June of 1997. 20 year anniversary in six months.
in Corona, ca |
Dr. Afifi treated me for a spontaneous pneumothorax and performed a blebectomy. From the moment I met him, he thoroughly explained my condition and the treatment options. I had complete trust in his decisions and felt safe in his care. He is genuinely caring and followed up with me after my surgery. He is also very accessible; you can always reach him any time of the day. I highly recommend this surgeon! The best doctor!
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Dr. Afifi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Keesler Usaf Med Center

    Completed in 1994

    Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Rochester Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Siena College

    Graduated in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy