Dr. Boutros Sawaya, MD

Dr. Boutros Sawaya, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Boutros Sawaya, MD is a nephrology specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Tichreen University in 1981 and specializes in nephrology.

740 N Limestone

Lexington, KY 40508

Contact Information

(859) 323-5981

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Sawaya'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sawaya "The Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism encompasses eleven faculty members who have a wide range of clinical and research interests. We provide care in all aspects of clinical nephrology, transplantation, hypertension, osteoporosis, and other metabolic bone diseases."

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

49  Conditions Treated


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9  Procedures

  • Biopsy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Ibin Khaldoon School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tichreen University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairman’s Award in Teaching, 1998-99
  • Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award in Innovation, 1999-00
  • Pre-Clinical Golden Apple Award, 1999-00
  • Pre-Clinical Golden Apple Award, 2000-01
  • University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award 2003, 2002-03
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2001-02
  • Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award, 1992-93
  • Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award in Teaching, 1995-96
  • Pre-Clinical Golden Apple Award, 1997-98
  • Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award in Leadership, 1998-99
  • Nomination to Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, 2005-06
  • Humanism in Medicine Award, 1999-00
  • Outstanding Teacher, 2002-03
  • Chief Resident Faculty Award, 1992-93
  • Inducted to the Nu Circle Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, 2003-04
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sawaya's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sawaya to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Sawaya's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Sawaya. Several of my husband's cysts had ruptured in his polycystic kidneys causing hemorrhage. Both kidneys were surgically removed 6/2000. Life expectancy was predicted at two years. It is now 5/2017 and he continues to do very well under Dr. Sawaya's...more
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