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Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Podgaetz

Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.

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(469) 800-7370

Dr. Podgaetz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Podgaetz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Diseases

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Dr. Podgaetz treats Esophageal Diseases more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Podgaetz treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease

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Dr. Podgaetz treats Pulmonary Disease more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Podgaetz treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Decortication and Pleurectomy

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Dr. Podgaetz performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Podgaetz performs this procedure more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Podgaetz's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Dr. Podgaetz believes and promotes the benefits of minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS and Robotic) for his patients as this helps accelerate recovery, minimize pain and shorten hospital stay. One recent area of interest is Enhanced Recovery Af...


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Clin
Residency Hospital


  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD
Dr. Podgaetz performed my esophagectomy. He is a very professional and is a very skilled surgeon. He also took time out of his schedule to perform a stint removal for me on his day of clinics. I would recommend him to anyone needing his expertise. D.McFall T3N1Mx Cancer patient.
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Amazing surgeon who saved my life and has great personal communication skills. He also seems to have a passion to stay at the forefront of his field. Not bad looking either.
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