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Dr. Christopher Salerno, MD

Cardiac Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Salerno

Dr. Christopher Salerno, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1992 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.


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Dr. Salerno accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Salerno's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salerno performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Salerno performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salerno treats Pericardial Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Salerno treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salerno performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Salerno performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Dr. Salerno's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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 Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Salerno, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1992 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1992
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1992

Awards

Dr. Salerno's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salerno

4.8

Based on 10 reviews

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Had surgery about 3 weeks ago. Exellant caring surgeon.
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I had three heart operations over a seven year period . Each operation resulted in a single stent being placed. After the third operation, I didn't feel well and decided to see Dr Salerno who came highly recommended. Dr Salerno did a heart Cath then asked my wife to join us for consultation. He was...Read More
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This doctor saved my life; my EF was below 10% when I went into the ER; I was stabilized for a week before open-heart surgery. I was told by the cardiology team that I may need a transplant, but - despite 2 prior heart attacks - discovered during surgery - I didn't need an L-vad or a transplanted...Read More
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A generous and compassionate man. Spoke openly with our family and never rushed us. Warm and caring.
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