Dr. Chirag Patel, MD

Dr. Chirag Patel, MD

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34 y/o
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Dr. Chirag Patel, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Norton Thoracic Institute

500 W Thomas Rd Ste 500

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Patel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Patel performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 88% of his peers

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

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Patel performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 88% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Achalasia
  • Airway Stenting
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Empyema
  • Endobronchial Biopsy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Tumor
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Idiopathic Subglottic Tracheal Stenosis
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Granuloma
  • Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Tumor
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Tumor Surgery With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Segmentectomy
  • Septal Defect
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Transplantation
  • 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 Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymomas
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheobronchomalacia
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Care Philosophy

The Norton Thoracic Institute believes in treating all patients with dignity and respect.  Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Institute works to diagnose and treat some of the most complex thoracic and esophageal diseases in the Southwest t...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2016
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2014
St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2009
University of Arizona - Medical Campus
Medical School
2005
University of Arizona
Undergraduate School
2016
2014
2009
2005

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.8

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Staff is very rude and unorganized. Dr provides treatment plan surgery and then other procedures. Called 3 weeks ago medical assistant said she was waiting for Insurance approval for additional procedures . Now called back three weeks later no the doctor never put it in his notes. So addition not approved.
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Dr. Patel operated on my lungs for lung cancer. I was impressed from the get go. His office assistant is beyond amazing and helpful. She had all my tests scheduled in a timely manner and always returned my calls. Dr. Patel took the time to explain the operation to me in ways which I could understand. He drew us diagrams and really made things easy. He saw me in the hospital multiple times a day. His drive for his patients is beyond amazing. He even called me at home to make sure I was doing well
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Judging by previous reviews, Dr. Patel has a history of making threats when he is questioned by a patient. Interestingly enough, we experienced the same thing. When asked why he prescribed a steroid out of curiosity, he became defensive and threatened the critically ill patient with hospital discharge. It’s all about his ego, not healing.
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One of the most compassionate doctors I have ever had. I was diagnosed with lung cancer and my oncologist sent me to Dr. Patel. He took over an hour for the first visit explaining the care and treatment process. I had my lung removed with 3 small incisions and was home the next day. Dr. Patel personally called me to ask how I was recovering when I was at home--I don't think anyone has ever done that. He is very personable and I trust him with my life. Thank you Dr. Patel.
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Dr. Patel was amazing! He sat down with my family and I and explained his plan. He took time to answer all of our questions. His knowledge and compassion for the medical field was truly inspiring.
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Very caring doctor. He took the time to listen to all my concerns and made me feel safe. I would let him operate on me again. My quality of life is so much better and I have Dr. Patel to thank!!
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My primary doctor Rodrigues had referred me to Dr. Patel regarding a nodule on my right lower lung. Dr. Patel was very professional and answered all my questions and made some recommendations . I think Dr. Patel is a very pleasant doctor has no problem with smilingI also felt very comfortable talking to Dr. Patel regarding my current health condition ... I would definitely recommend Dr. Patel with the highest regards
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This is perhaps the worst experience I've ever had with a Doctor. This guy threatened me to get me to do an unnecessary procedure and then after the Chandler Regional Medical Center told me that I shouldn't do the procedure they threatened me again and then started billing me for "consultations" that never occurred.
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Norton Thoracic Institute

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
Banner Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Cofinity
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Humana
PacifiCare Health Systems
PHCS
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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