Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD

Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. He specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

3410 Worth St Ste 235

Dallas, TX 75246

Contact Information

(469) 800-7370

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
more than 84% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 82% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Podgaetz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Podgaetz "Dr. Podgaetz has a professional goal to identify the best treatments for his patients – tailoring therapy by considering not only the disease, but also the personal situation of each patient and family. Dr. Podgaetz completed medical school at La Salle University School of Medicine in Mexico City. He moved to the United States to complete general surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. It was there he found interest in thoracic oncology, treating pulmonary, esophageal and mediastinal tumors leading him to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Podgaetz"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Podgaetz "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 After Surgery (ERAS) for thoracic surgery. This multimodal strategy synergistically helps patients recover faster and regain their full preoperative functional status sooner. He has been teaching since 2003 and is committed to surgical education, helping the new generations of young surgeons learn and become proficient in thoracic surgery diseases. Dr. Podgaetz has authored multiple peer reviewed publications, articles, chapters, abstract and presentations at national and international meetings.

He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cycling and reading/audiobooks."

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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Podgaetz does not have any board certifications listed.

34  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Mayo Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Eitan Podgaetz, MD
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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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