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Dr. Charles Needham, MD

Cardiac Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Needham

Dr. Charles Needham, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Idaho Falls, ID and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School in 1991 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.


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(208) 535-4580

Dr. Needham accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
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Medicare
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Dr. Needham's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Heart Disease
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Dr. Needham treats Heart Disease more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Needham treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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Dr. Needham treats Vascular Disease more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Needham treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Aneurysm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Needham treats Aneurysm more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Needham treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Needham's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • 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)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Impella Device
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • 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
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • 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. Charles Needham, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Idaho Falls, ID and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School in 1991 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1999
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1986
Boise State University
Undergraduate School
1999
1999
1997
1992
1991
1986

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Dr. Needham explained my surgery in terms I could understand. His bedside manner is great. I have already recommended him.
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Dr Needham cares about his patients, and takes the time to help them fully understand what is happening to them and the options they have for helping them. He listens to his patients and family members and is highly responsive to questions and/or concerns. He is truly a physician, not a...Read More
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Dr. Needham is amazing! I traveled from Wyoming to see him. He answered all of my questions, was patient, understanding and very kind. Highly recommend him.
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Here is a portion of the comment I left: This was my first meeting with Dr. in preparation for my upcoming valve job. I was thoroughly satified with his illustrated discussion of the process, including benefits and risk assessment for the types of valves which may be used. I felt as though I was...Read More
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When Dr Needham heard of my situation he immediately got me in to his office and did surgery the next day. He was very though in expalaining what was going on and what he was about to do. We can’t thank him or his team enough.
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