Dr. Charles Willekes, MD

Dr. Charles Willekes, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Charles Willekes, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1991 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

100 Michigan St NE Ste 8830

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 459-7258

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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Dr. Willekes accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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Dr. Willekes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Willekes treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Willekes treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Willekes treats Aneurysm more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Willekes treats this condition more than 94% 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
Aortic Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Willekes treats Aortic Dissection more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Willekes treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Willekes' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • 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 Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • 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

Care Philosophy

Our group has been serving the needs of West Michigan patients for more than 55 years. The surgeons of WMCTS, with more than 150 years of combined experience, employ the latest and most comprehensive surgical approaches for the treatment of a variety...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1998
University Of Wisconsin / Madison
Residency Hospital
1996
Morristown Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1991
Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1986
University Of Iowa
Undergraduate School
1998
1996
1991
1986

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