Dr. Donald Polansky, MD

Dr. Donald Polansky, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
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71 y/o
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Dr. Donald Polansky, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Western Cardiothoracic Surgeons

1830 S Alma School Rd Ste 108

Mesa, AZ 85210
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty

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Dr. Polansky's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polansky treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Polansky treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Vascular Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polansky treats Vascular Disease more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Polansky treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Heart Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polansky treats Heart Disease more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Polansky treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Polansky's 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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Heart Procedures
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Donald Polansky, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1983
University of Iowa
Fellowship Hospital
1980
University of Iowa
Residency Hospital
1976
University of Iowa
Internship Hospital
1975
University of Iowa
Medical School
1983
1980
1976
1975

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Dr. Polansky's Reviews

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3.4

Based on 5 reviews

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1 Star
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Would have died if he hadn't done my surgery. I was an emergency.
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This gentleman saved my life, and did not have a whole lot to work with. Has an excellent bedside manner, makes his patients feel at ease, very friendly, and communicates effectively. I was very lucky to be his patient.
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AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Ameriben
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Motorola Health Plans
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
AZ Health Concepts
Bankers Life and Casualty
Banner Health
Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
Bashas Benefit Trust
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Concepts
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus PPO
City of Mesa Health Plan
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Concentra
Conseco
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Worker's Compensation WC
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Galaxy Health Network
Gila River HealthCare
Global Excel Insurance
GLBLEXCL
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
Health Plan of Nevada
Healthcare Connect
HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
HealthPartners
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Kaiser Permanente
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Lincoln
Lovelace Health Plan
Lutheran Preferred
Lutheran Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Maricopa Health Plan
Maricopa Managed Care
Mayo Clinic
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
MetLife
MetLife PPO
MultiPlan
One Health
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Physicians Mutual
Premier Group Insurance
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
SCAN Health Plan
Sedgwick Claims Management Services
Worker's Compensation WC
Self Pay
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
State Farm
TPA
Web-TPA
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
Ucare
UniCare
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS Medicaid
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
Fiserv
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
University Physicians
Veteran Administration Plan
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
WPS Health Insurance
Zenith Administrators Inc

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