Dr. Brett Gidney, MD

Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyMaleAge 48

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Brett Gidney, MD is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist in Santa Maria, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine|Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Brett Gidney, MD

UCLA Health Santa Maria Cardiology

220 S Palisade Dr Ste 100 Santa Maria, CA 93454

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(805) 845-5305
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gidney's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gidney treats Heart Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gidney treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Supraventricular Tachycardia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gidney treats Supraventricular Tachycardia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gidney treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
Atrial Flutter
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gidney treats Atrial Flutter more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gidney treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Gidney's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Brugada Syndrome 1
  • Brugada Syndrome 2
  • Brugada Syndrome 3
  • Brugada Syndrome 4
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impella Device
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Enlargement
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia, Catecholaminergic Polymorphic, 1
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Gidney's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gidney

4.4

Based on 36 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Cardiac procedures
Dr. Gidney and his P.A. Megan are absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable about their field of expertise. I’ve had two ablations and a Watchman procedure that all went well to try and correct my Atrial Fibrillation and get me off of blood thinners. It is obvious that they are passionate about their work. I thank them both for the care they have given me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mary Troutman – May 24, 2022
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Dr Gidney did a great job with my ablation procedure. I feel so much better now. I will be trusting him again for a Minuteman procedure to get me off blood thinners. Can't wait!! He's a gem! Totally trust!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
2 people found this helpful
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Margaret – Jul 15, 2020
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Worst experience ever with any doctor I have ever known.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Bill Oliphant – May 27, 2020
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Seems to have some kind of problem with ability to interact appropriately with patients. I recommend caution in hiring him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Mar 10, 2020
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Knowledgeable, compassionate and takes the time to explain the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 08, 2019
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Dr. Gidney and his PA Megan are so supportive and professional. He convinced me to have ablation, and I feel so great. Back to my exercise routine, much energy, and no more depression Thanks so much Megan and Dr. Gidney.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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John W. La Londe in Camarillo, CA – Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Brett is extremely personable, sensitive, and concerned about my cardiac health. He went over my history, and concurred with me that doing a cardiac ablation was in my best interests. He listened to my story and even commented about my book that is now on Amazon, "The Soul of Caregiving, A Caregiver's Guide to Healing and Transformation."
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edward M Smink Ph.D in Atascadero, CA – Jul 07, 2018
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What do you say to someone who gives you your life back? I'll start with thank you, I am so grateful. I had a pulse like the bingety-bangety school bus, but now it's beating rhythm like a big bass drum. Highest recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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William Etling in Santa Ynez, CA – Dec 11, 2016
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Suffered from atrial flutter as a result of a bout with depression. Dr. Gidney's bedside manner and wonderful team had me back up to my old self in no time. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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OahuMoe in Santa Barbara/Honolulu – Oct 14, 2016
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Dr Gidney returned my life to normality by treating my afib with cardiac ablation.. I highly recommend he and his team to anyone suffering with arrhythmia...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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David Dahlquist in Carpinteria Ca – Feb 10, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To Care For All Cardiac Arrhythmia Patients With Academic Level Medicine But Exceed The Shortcomings Of Teaching Hospitals By Providing Private Practice Level Attention To Patient Needs

Biography

Telehealth visits are available.

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Southern California
Residency Hospital
2008
Harbor UCLA Medical Center|Kaiser Los Angeles Medcial Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Internship Hospital
2001
Albert Einstein College of Medicine|Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Brett Gidney, MD accept any insurance plans?

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What conditions does Dr. Brett Gidney, MD treat?

Dr. Gidney frequently treats the following conditions: Heart Disease, Supraventricular Tachycardia, and Atrial Flutter. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Brett Gidney, MD's office address?

Dr. Gidney's office is located at 220 S Palisade Dr Ste 100, Santa Maria, CA 93454. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Brett Gidney, MD fluent in?

Dr. Gidney is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Brett Gidney, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Brett Gidney, MD is affiliated with Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center.

Is Dr. Brett Gidney, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Brett Gidney, MD holds board certifications in Cardiology.

How much experience does Dr. Brett Gidney, MD have?

Dr. Gidney has over 21 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Brett Gidney, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Brett Gidney, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

UCLA Health Santa Maria Cardiology

UCLA Health Santa Maria Cardiology220 S Palisade Dr Ste 100 Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Santa Barbara Cardiology

Santa Barbara Cardiology504 W Pueblo St Ste 101 Santa Barbara, CA 93105
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gidney is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Surgical Care™ (2023)

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

Camarillo, CA

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. John's Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2023)