Dr. Efren Buitrago, MD

Dr. Efren Buitrago, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o
(5)

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Dr. Efren Buitrago, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Doral, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

South Florida Heart and Lung Institute

3650 NW 82nd Ave Ste 208

Doral, FL 33166
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
more than 95% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 94% of peers
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Buitrago'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.

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • 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 Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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32  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buitrago has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buitrago's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buitrago to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Buitrago's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    POOR
  • Office environment

    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Buitrago, queremos darle las gracias por su gran trabajo y empatía con nuestra familia.
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The Doctor is EXCELLENT!!! The Medical Assistants are good ...... The Office Staff however, is NOT!!
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