Dr. Bradley Bufkin, MD

Dr. Bradley Bufkin, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bradley Bufkin, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Cardiac Surgical Associates

270 S Moon Ave

Brandon, FL 33511
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health

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Top Care Areas

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

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 83% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 76% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 74% of peers

Dr. Bufkin'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.

Dr. Bufkin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bufkin "Dr. Bufkin was born and raised in Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University before graduating from Baylor College of Medicine with honors in 1990. In Atlanta, Georgia he completed his General Surgery residency at Emory University in 1996 and finished his Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training at Emory University in 1999. His training at Emory University included two years of cardiothoracic surgery research which produced numerous publications in the field. He began private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999 and spent nine years at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center, a seven-time Top 100 Heart Hospital since 2000. Dr. Bufkin moved to the Tampa Bay area to join Cardiac Surgical Associates in 2008. Dr. Bufkin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and he is committed to providing the highest quality state-of-the-art cardiac surgical care for his patients. His free time is spent with his wife and two children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bufkin "Dr. Bufkin has dedicated himself to providing the highest quality of comprehensive care for his patients and believes in utilizing the latest technologies to provide this care."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
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50  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Texas Tech University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Emory University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Emory University
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bufkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bufkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bufkin to family and friends
17 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bufkin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

My father recently had to have a double bypass and valve replacement done. Dr. Bufkin was very thorough and clear with my father's condition and needs and his staff has been unbelievably great to work with. It is so nice to have someone answer the phone when you call and be genuinely concerned...more
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Dr. Bufkin is an excellent surgeon who performed a CABG on me November 2010 and I am very greatly for his ability to perform the procedure on me. Also with the recent visit on May 2018 he explained to me with complete satisfaction the procedure that will be I hope performed in June 2018 on my...more
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Excellent experience
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Dr. Bufkin and his staff gave me excellent care.
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I couldn't ask for a better doctor than Dr. Bufkin. I trusted him with my life and I would do it again. I would absolutely recommend him to any of my friends and family. He's just the best.
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