Dr. Craig Saunders, MD

Dr. Craig Saunders, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
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Age 74
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Dr. Craig Saunders, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Iowa College Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

201 Lyons Ave # G5

Newark, NJ 07112

Contact Information

(973) 926-6938

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Saunders' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Saunders performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders performs Tricuspid Valve Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Saunders performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Congenital Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Saunders treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect

Dr. Saunders' 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
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)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Endocarditis
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
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
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
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
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
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
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. Craig Saunders, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Iowa College Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1980
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1978
U Iowa Hosps-Clins
Residency Hospital
1971
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1970
University Of Iowa College Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
1978
1971
1970

Languages

  • Chinese, Min Nan
  • English

Awards

Dr. Saunders' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saunders

4.5

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(15)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(2)

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Yes, I would recommend Dr Saunders to anyone who needed heart surgery. He preformed a triple by-pass on me without any problems at all! I had no pain, or any complications from the surgery and made a full recovery.
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Dr. Saunders performed my aortic valve replacement over 20 years ago in Cleveland at the clinic there. I have the same homograph valve he replaced then. All I can say is Thank You so much from the bottom of my heart which has continued beating to this day because of Dr. Saunders! I have 2...Read More
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Dr Saunders was exemplary in my care He answered all my questions and concerns and did a phenomenal job with my surgery I had to have open heart surgery at Beth Israel hospital The staff was exceptional. Everyone went above and beyond making sure all my needs were met I could not have asked...Read More
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Excellent CT Surgeon, kind compassionate focused on patient and their needs. Amazing team of professionals at NBI. Everyone from the housekeeping staff to the skilled therapy and nursing staff. It is obvious the amount of dedication and education which goes into providing such an excellent level...Read More
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

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