Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD

Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
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Dr. Alexander Farivar, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

1101 Madison St Ste 850

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Information

(206) 215-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Farivar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 88% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Farivar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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41  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Wa
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Wa
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Farivar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Farivar's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farivar to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Farivar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Farivar is probably one of the most compassionate and understanding doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only did he really listen to me as a patient but he stuck up for me against other doctors. This man is a literal lifesaver!
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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Farivar for a second opinion before a surgery at another medical facility. A week prior to my appointment, his staff called and told me he needed to reschedule for 3 weeks later. When I asked for more information, they told me that he was delivering a talk on...more
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