Dr. Brian Palafox, MD

Dr. Brian Palafox, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Brian Palafox, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

1310 W Stewart Dr Ste 503

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 997-2224

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Palafox's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palafox performs Lung Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Palafox performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palafox performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Palafox performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palafox treats Heart Disease more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Palafox treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Palafox's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Hernia Repair
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Paracentesis
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Valve Surgery
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Sympathectomy
Tetralogy of Fallot
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Palafox, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1983
University Ca Irvine Med Center
Residency Hospital
1981
University Ca
Residency Hospital
1977
Orange Cnty Med Center
Internship Hospital
1976
Orange Cnty Med Center
Residency Hospital
1975
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1981
1977
1976
1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Palafox's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palafox

4.0

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(6)
4 Stars
20%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
20%
(2)

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I just found out about this today, 04/17/2018. Here you go: I was a patient of Dr. Brian Palafox and he did my open heart bypass, on 01/20/2011. He is the best! I really like what he explained to me and my wife, before the open heart surgery. He also visited me, after the surgery and took care of...Read More
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Dr. Palafox did a quadruple bypass on my father this week and I just can't say enough about him - his caring compassion, thorough explanation of what he would be doing in surgery, and gentle, unassuming bedside manner make him a fantastic doctor. Everyone in the hospital raved about him is a...Read More
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