Dr. Dennis D. Nichols, MD

Dr. Dennis D. Nichols, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 52 years old

MultiCare Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
314 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 202
Tacoma, WA 98405 Get Directions
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Dr. Nichols specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery and practices in Tacoma, WA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Nichols has the highest recommendation possible from the Brooks family. Dr. Nichols' performed the TAVR procedure on our father and it gave our father a new lease on life. He immediately felt much better and looked to the future with excitement. Dr. Nichols is a genius but beyond that delivers the gift of hope to his patients. He is extraordinarily compassionate and sees each person as an individual and treats each (and their families) with great respect and heartfelt concern.
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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • Internship Hospital
    Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Tennessee; American College Of Surgeons

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy