Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has been practicing for 22 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

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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
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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
more than 67% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 65% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 53% of peers

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4  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

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38  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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What People Say About Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD
Best doctor I have ever had. Truly cares about his patients.
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Marty in Corona, CA – Jul 25, 2018
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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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Sid in Pass Christian, MS – Dec 29, 2016
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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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Trisha in Corona, ca – Jan 18, 2016
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