Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Sun City, AZ and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Brown University School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

13188 N 103rd Dr Ste 200

Sun City, AZ 85351

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Esophageal Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 92% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 88% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Kuo "The Thoracic Surgery Clinic at the Banner Boswell Campus believes in treating all patients with dignity and respect. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the clinic works to diagnose and treat some of the most complex thoracic and esophageal diseases in the Southwest through a team of physicians who provide patients with a plan of care. Patients receive treatment with state-of-the-art technology to ensure a full range of treatment options. We offer treatment and care in accordance with national guidelines. For more information about the clinic or to schedule an appointment, call 623.832.3444. Please send records to be reviewed by our team to fax number 623.832.3470. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and providing the best patient care at the Thoracic Surgery Clinic at the Banner Boswell Campus."
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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • End-Stage Lung Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemothorax
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease
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70  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Harvard School Of Public Health
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Brown University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Barnes - Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kuo is #1 to me. Had lung surgery and was in and out of the hospital in 3 days. Best doctor I've ever had!!!
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How do you thank a physician and his team for saving your life? I have no words to do so justly. Dr. Kuo and his team are caring, compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, and experienced. I'm so blessed God led me to them. All I can say is Thank You, Dr. Kuo, Taylor, Sue, and all the rest of the...Read More
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I would recommend Dr, Kuo to everyone I know. He was so great to work with. I would give him a 100% perfect rating. His PA's were great . After two surgeries with another doctor which failed Dr, Kuo finally fixed my stomach. I cant thank him enough. His staff is excellent,
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Dr. Kuo and his entire staff are there for their patients. They know how to get things done with professionalism, courtesy, respect and compassion.
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Dr. Kuo performed a lobectomy due to a malignant nodule in my left upper lobe. My pre-op consult was.complete and all of my questions were answered. I previously had my larynx remove in 2003 because of a nodule on my vocal cord. My surgery was done at Boswell on 2-2-2017, my 70th bday. Dr. Kuo and...Read More
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