Dr. David Sugarbaker, MD

Dr. David Sugarbaker, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. David Sugarbaker, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1979 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

6620 Main St Ste 1325

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 798-6376

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pleural Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Sugarbaker'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.

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Peter Bent Brigham
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Brigham and Womens
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Peter Bent Brigham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Toronto General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sugarbaker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sugarbaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sugarbaker to family and friends
14 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sugarbaker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I would recommend Dr Sugarbaker with no hesitation. Professional, concise with a good bedside manner. He explains a complicated medical condition with ease to non-medical individuals, including my 87 year old grandfather with mesothelioma.
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Dr. Sugarbaker was an exceptional doctor. He was very meticulous in treating me and explaining what was going on with me. He was very patient and possesses great bedside manners. He suggested me to undergo a surgery that was a necessity on my end and he did an outstanding job. I am doing well and...more
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27 yo male w/ softball sized ganglionueroma tumor involving major arteries and nerves in upper chest and neck. Dr. Sugarbaker and team were able to remove the tumor with no complications. I feel that I owe my life and the future quality of it to him and his team. Cannot say enough about them.
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Dr. Sugarbaker is the best, he saved my life. I was diagnosed with mesothelioma 8 years ago and given 6 months to live by a local doctor. I had two young children at the time and with his help, I will see my second daughter graduate high school this year. We got an appointment within a week of my...more
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Dr Sugarbaker is an AWESOME Doctor! He takes time with you and explains everything in a way you can understand. You are NOT a number you are a person!!! He is Very humble !!!! The only hands better than his are GODS !!!!!
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