Dr. Charles Willekes, MD

Dr. Charles Willekes, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Charles Willekes, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1991 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

100 Michigan St NE Ste 8830

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 459-7258

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Lung Surgery
high
more than 87% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
high
more than 80% of peers
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
high
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Willekes'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. Willekes "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 of cardiothoracic conditions. Our skilled surgical team is dedicated to providing unparalleled, personalized care and to improving the quality of life for our patients."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
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40  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Morristown Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Willekes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Willekes' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Willekes to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Willekes' 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
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