Dr. David Affleck, MD

Dr. David Affleck, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o
(9)

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Dr. David Affleck, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery

1160 E 3900 S Ste 3500

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Utah
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Affleck'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.

Dr. Affleck's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Affleck "David G. Affleck, MD, graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in human biology. He earned a medical degree from the University of Utah, School of Medicine, where he also fulfilled a surgical residency. Following graduation, he completed a fellowship program in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University, School of Medicine, in St. Louis.Dr. Affleck specializes in the Maze and Mini-Maze surgical ablation procedures for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias and was among the first in the nation to perform the Mini-Maze. This minimally invasive surgical technique eliminates or decreases irregular heartbeats caused by atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Affleck conducts this surgery at MountainStar hospitals in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Orem, and also trains surgeons around the country in this innovative approach.His highest priority is to improve the lives of his patients. He understands their concerns and is the ultimate patient advocate. To that end, Dr. Affleck helps his patients and their families to understand all of the surgical and medical options available to them."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Affleck "Dr. Dave Afflecks highest priority is to improve the lives of his patients. He understands their concerns and is the ultimate patient advocate. To that end, Dr. Affleck helps his patients and their families to understand all of the surgical and medical options available to them. Dr. Affleck is a nationally recognized and respected surgeon with over 16 years experience practicing cardiothoracic surgery, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, with the hope to improve post surgery healing."

5  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Hypertension
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75  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Utah Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Washington University School Of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Affleck has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Affleck's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Affleck to family and friends
9 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Affleck's 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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

If you need surgery I would recommend Dr. Affleck and hope he was available,
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I'd suffered with severe symptoms brought on by Atrial-fibrillation for nine years, and after three internal ablations, I received the bad news that I was one of the few that procedure didn't help. The electrophysiologist said I'd have to learn to live with it. However, in January 2010, I underwent...more
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Dr. Affleck keeps me informed, answers questions. I feel confident in his surgical abilities.
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I had open heart surgery with Dr Affleck a month ago, and I am doing awesome , do to the positive experience with Dr. Affleck and all his staff . They were all very informative and helpful . I am on my way to a new life , and can only thank Dr. Affleck for that . I would highly recommend him to...more
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Dr. Affleck makes me feel like I'm his only patient and is not in a rush to get to his next patient. He has a sense of humor and puts me at ease, while explaining exactly what he's doing.
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