Dr. Bradley O. Hofer, MD

Dr. Bradley O. Hofer, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 62 years old

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Hofer specializes in adult surgery of the heart, lungs, chest, and esophagus. He wants to provide you with the finest in medical care and restore you as quickly as possible to good health. His goal is to provide the most comprehensive and progressive cardiac and thoracic surgical services delivered with compassion, integrity and dignity emphasizing accessibility, dependability, patients rights, and community commitment.Read more

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As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Hofer specializes in adult surgery of the heart, lungs, chest, and esophagus. He wants to provide you with the finest in medical care and restore you as quickly as possible to good health. His goal is to provide the most comprehensive and progressive cardiac and thoracic surgical services delivered with compassion, integrity and dignity emphasizing accessibility, dependability, patients rights, and community commitment.Read more

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Dr Hofer is an incredible Dr! After I had a heart ablation from another Dr that had major complications, Dr Hofer immediately found the issues and literally saved my life! He was very thorough and attentive. His expertise is beyond words. I would recommend him to anyone that has heart issues.
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Medical School

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Virginia Mason Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Washington Medical Center
    Virginia Mason Medical Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    East Birmingham Hospital
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Washington University

    Graduated in 1974

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Hofer's Care Philosophy

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Hofer specializes in adult surgery of the heart, lungs, chest, and esophagus. He wants to provide you with the finest in medical care and restore you as quickly as possible to good health. His goal is to provide the most comprehensive and progressive cardiac and thoracic surgical services delivered with compassion, integrity and dignity emphasizing accessibility, dependability, patients rights, and community commitment.