Dr. Bradley L. Bufkin, MD

Dr. Bradley L. Bufkin, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 52 years old

I enjoy taking care of people in their time of need and embrace the responsibility that comes with being a physician. I enjoy complex and challenging endeavors. Cardiac surgery represents the crossroads of these areas of enjoyment for me. I have been blessed to find a profession that provides me a daily sense of fulfillment and a lifetime of service to my fellow man.Read more

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6006 49th St N Ste 200
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in Brandon, FL |
Attentive, informed, professional and tolerant (endured and ably answered my questions as well as my two daughters inquiries, they are pharmacist and sonographer) without rushing.
in Brandon, Fl |
Excellent physician. Such a nice, genuine , kind and professional physician. Never rushed. Good listener. I highly recommend.
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Dr. Bufkin says...

I enjoy taking care of people in their time of need and embrace the

responsibility that comes with being a physician.  I enjoy complex and

 challenging endeavors.  Cardiac surgery represents the crossroads of these

areas of enjoyment for me.  I have been blessed to find a profession

that provides me a daily sense of fulfillment and a lifetime of service to

my fellow man.

Dr. Bufkin's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Bufkin says...

Aortic Stenosis

Coronary Artery Disease

Atrial Fibrillation

Aortic Aneurysm

Chest Pain

COPD

Dr. Bufkin says...

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement

Ascending Aorta/Aortic Root and Aortic Arch Aneurysm Surgery

Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)

Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery-MAZE

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Dr. Bufkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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 Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Texas Tech University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    Emory University

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy