Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Santa Ana, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1989 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

2200 E Fruit St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Contact Information

(714) 973-9903

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
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(714) 973-9903

Dr. Afifi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
Whole HealthPrimeCare California OAMC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Community Care Network HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
SmartCare HMO
WholeCare Network HMO
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

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
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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

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

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

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 25 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic 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 Ctr
Internship Hospital
1989
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1985
Siena College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Afifi frequently treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction), Vascular Disease, and Port Placements or Replacements. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Afifi treats.

Where is Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD's office located?

Dr. Afifi's office is located at 2200 E Fruit St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Afifi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afifi

4.6

Based on 16 ratings

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I was diagnosed with Endocarditis on my tricuspid valve and Dr. Afifi uses membrane from heart to repair my valve instead of having to replace it. He did such an amazing job on my surgery. I barely even have a scar. Most importantly, HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS!!! He made sure to see me everyday, and even made sure my parents were fullY educated on the procedure. He doesn’t use the regular medical jargon but spoke in a way I could understand and I didn’t fear the process. I have a better quality of life now! Thank you so much. God bless.
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Elizabeth Vo – Jun 04, 2020
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Still going after quad bypass 16 years ago! He did a great job!
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 Dr. Afifi is our hero who rescued and gave our 84 years old mom a second chance in life while being compassionate to her and our family. He is an outstanding cardiothoracic surgeon. Words could never express our gratitude for Dr. Afifi and all he did and continues to do for our mom. He is a truly amazing, compassionate & brilliant human being! We admire him both for his commitment to all of those patients and families who he touches every day. We will be forever grateful to him. "Thank you ??!"
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Tu Nguyen- patient Lan Tran in Fountain Valley , CA – Mar 03, 2019
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Dr Afifi was an excellent surgeon & he saved my mom life. He was kind, care & sweet. He always on time to check on mom's health. We are deeply appreciated him & wish doctor Afifi has a good health & always success on any heart surgery. I would recommend him to anyone. You can trust him. Thank you so much doctor.
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Jennie Nguyen in Orange, CA – Mar 03, 2019
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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 traits I believe every good Surgeon should possess. I feel so blessed that he took care of my family member. HR
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Best doctor I have ever had. Truly cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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 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.
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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 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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Locations

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Alaa Y Afifi MD Inc.2200 E Fruit St Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Anaheim Global Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Corona Regional Medical Center

Corona, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Orange County Global Medical Center

Santa Ana, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

West Anaheim Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)