Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1989 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

2200 E Fruit St Ste 207

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 19 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Afifi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afifi treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Afifi treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afifi performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Afifi performs this procedure more than 68% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Vascular Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afifi treats Vascular Disease more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Afifi treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Afifi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1989 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1996
University Rochester Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Keesler Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Internship Hospital
1989
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1985
Siena College
Undergraduate School
1996
1994
1991
1990
1989
1985

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Afifi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afifi

4.5

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
8.333333333333334%
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I’ve had the privilege of knowing Dr Afifi through a family patient. I have always found him to be kind, dedicated, thoughtful and compassionate person. I believe all of those qualities must serve him well in his chosen profession. The intelligence, warmth and dedication he demonstrates are...Read More
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Best doctor I have ever had. Truly cares about his patients.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Guided Access HMO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
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Blue & Gold HMO
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Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
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HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid