Dr. Cary Passik, MD

Dr. Cary Passik, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Cary Passik, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Danbury, CT and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery.

111 Osborne St # 231

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 739-6950

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Congenital Heart Disease
high
more than 86% of peers
Heart Disease
normal
more than 67% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 66% of peers

Dr. Passik'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Passik ""People don't realize what is being done here. This is not routine for a community hospital. We may not have the big name, but we have the skill and the people to do things just as good, if not better. The proof is in the outcome of our patients. A lot of my patients will ask me if they should go to a larger center for their procedure instead. I let them know I worked at a larger center, and I think we can to a better job here." Dr. Passik came to the Danbury Hospital from Yale New Haven Hospital where he was the Attending Surgeon, Associate Section Chief of Cardiac Surgery and a Clinical Instructor in Surgery for the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Passik focuses on adult cardiothoracic surgery. He and his team have the advantage of longevity together, that works toward the benefit of all patients. "Working with the same team every day gives us the advantage of getting better and better at what we do.""
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hypoxemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.

Education

  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic and Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Passik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Danbury Hospital, Chief, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Passik's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Passik to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Passik's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Passik did a heart-bypass on me, and it went extremely well. He explained everything about the process, both before and after the surgery, and was very willing to discuss any questions I had. I would highly recommend him.
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Spent well over an hour discussing pending open heart with bypasses and found him very attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, professional and explained everything in great detail. Came away with complete confidence that we had been given the best in the field. Past experience with Danbury Hospital...more
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