Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD

Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD

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41 y/o
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Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

5645 Main St Rm 3S

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Avgerinos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avgerinos treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Avgerinos treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avgerinos performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Avgerinos performs this procedure more than 41% 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
Heart Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avgerinos performs Heart Surgery more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Avgerinos performs this procedure more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Avgerinos' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

"It is a unique honor and privilege to be part of a world-class team of cardiothoracic surgeons at the New York Presbyterian Medical Center and Weill Cornell College of Medicine. Our Department and myself are committed to delivering the best surgical...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2013
Cornell Med Coll/NY Presbyn Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency Hospital
2006
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Athens / College of Medicine / School of Health Science National & Kapodistrian
Medical School
2002
University of Athens / College of Medicine / School of Health Science National & Kapodistrian
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2010
2006
2002
2002

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Awards

Dr. Avgerinos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Avgerinos

4.7

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Our experience with Dr Avgerinos was AWFUL! Although initially he seemed highly attentive, the outcome was disastrous and my mother died shortly after the operation. I cannot help but feel that if Dr. Avgerinos had handled things with more compassion and professionalism my mother would still be alive today.
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Dr Avgerinos' bedside manner is second to none. They way he described the procedure calmed me and my family. He makes me feel like he cares about me, my health and my future quality of life. His methods should be studied as the standard. Thank you for saving my life. His staff of nurses also treated me like family, particularly Lovely, Elezabeth, Peter, Paula and Sade.
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My wife had a bypass of the LAD artery on Thursday June 15th 2017, four days later she is really doin very well getting better every day. Dr. Avgerinos is a very caring man and I really trust him.
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Dr A is one of the most charismatic surgeons that NYC has to offer. He replaced my aortic valve and fixed my aortic root aneurysm with amazing dexterity and skill. His manner and personality are absolutely outstanding. He is for sure a present and future star in the field of heart surgery. I will be grateful for ever!!
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This marvelous surgeon repaired my mitral valve through a small incision. I have many medical problems and did not want to have a valve replacement. I woke up in the ICU a few hours after the operation and went home in less than a week after. God bless him!!!
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On Dec 2015, I had triple coronary bypass surgery, performed by Dr Avgerinos. Since then, I have had no post surgical or medical sequelae. My cardiac stress tests are absolutely normal. I take no cardiac medicines except for mild antihypertensive agent and a statin to keep my cholesterol to below 170. I went lake swimming this past weekend, and walked my dog today. All lab tests indicate I am of the lowest chance to have heart disease.
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My cardiologist recommended this surgeon as young, energetic, and with great results. I had a hole in my heart since birth and also a couple of my arteries were blocked. Dr Avgerinos closed the hole and did double bypass. I woke up the same day and was taken off the breathing machine. By the next day, I was on my feet and went home 4 days after. His team is the best in New York and I recommend him highly!!!
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I had my surgery done in Feb 2016. I had a very tight aortic valve with difficulty breathing. The surgeon was very informative and explained the risks of the surgery. Calm, confident and very polite. He came highly recommended from a family friend. The surgery went perfect and the recovery was without any problems. Thank you Dr Avgerinos!!!!
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He was a generous Doctor with smile on his face always and very cheerful. He was very friendly with us all the time and very supportive. Thanks so much.
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I had a very rare aneurysm of my aortic artery which made my aortic valve stretch and be very leaky. My cardiologist recommended that I go see Dr Avgerinos who has specialized in diseases of the aorta. I saw him in November 2015 and he explained to me and my wife with detail how the surgery is done. He didn't hide behind big words and promises. He explained all the risks of the operation and his warm personality and confidence made us decided to trust him. The surgery was a great success!!!
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This amazing surgeon treated my husband for infection of the mitral valve. He managed to save the valve by removing completely the infection part. The operation took only 3 hours and the recovery another 4 days. My husband was back to work in 3 weeks after the surgery. The whole team was very helpful and was led with great ability by Dr Avgerinos. I thank him and recommend him to every patient who needs his valve surgery done.
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Dr Avgerinos repaired my aortic aneurysm in Dec 2014. Before that, I had seen 3 other cardiac surgeons, but he was the only one who sat down with me and explained the whole surgery in great detail. After the surgery, I had some atrial fibrillation episodes, that were successfully managed by Dr Avgerinos and his assistants. All the hospital personnel were amazing and I highly recommend him for any type of heart surgery
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What an extraordinary person and a competent surgeon. Dr A explained the problem with my aneurysm and my leaky valve in simple terms and with great passion. He performed the operation with skill and confidence and he with his team took me through the recovery period without any problems!!!
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