Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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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 West Anaheim Medical Center, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills, Anaheim Global Medical Center, Orange County Global Medical Center, Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Corona Regional Medical Center and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

2200 E Fruit St Ste 207

Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Dr. Alaa Afifi, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • 14 More

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

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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*
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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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • 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)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • 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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • 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
Media & Publications

Dr. Afifi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Afifi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afifi to family and friends
4.4
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
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 accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • 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 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
    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

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Hospitals where Dr. Afifi has admitting privileges

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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West Anaheim Medical Center
3033 W Orange Ave
Anaheim, CA 92804
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Corona Regional Medical Center
800 S Main St
Corona, CA 92882
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Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center
1111 W La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
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Orange County Global Medical Center
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Anaheim Global Medical Center
1025 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
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