Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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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

Contact Information

(623) 832-3444

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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Dr. Kuo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuo performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kuo performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuo performs Lung Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kuo performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuo treats Lung Cancer more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kuo treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Kuo's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achalasia
Acid Reflux Surgery
Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Tumor
Brachytherapy
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Wall Mass
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
Diverticular Diseases
Diverticulitis
Dysphagia
Emphysema
Empyema
Endocarditis
End-of-Life Issues
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Endoscopy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
End-Stage Lung Disease
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer Resection
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal pH Monitoring
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
Esophagostomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heartburn
Hemothorax
Hernia Repair
Hiatal Hernia
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Interstitial Lung Disease
Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Biopsy
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Resection
Lung Surgery
Lung Transplant
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mediastinal Surgery
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mediastinoscopy
Metastatic Cancer
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mitral Valve Disease
Myasthenia Gravis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Pneumonia
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Revision Surgery
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Stenting
Stomach Cancer
Sympathectomy
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Disorders
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Transplant Surgery
Tumor
Ultrasound, Endobronchial
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 a...

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

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Referred to Dr. Kuo for possible surgery for GI issues. Very compassionate, understanding and thorough. He explained everything in detail in layman terms so that I could comprehend. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. Office staff was very courteous and friendly as well!!
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I would highly recommend Dr Kuo and his team. I can’t imagine a more competent & caring team. They’re the best!!!
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I feel very blessed to have Dr. Kuo as my surgeon and the support his team provided me with excellent care. They work as one and I will be eternally grateful.
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Dr. Kuo is a highly experienced thoracic surgeon who also has an outstanding way of interacting with patients. My experience of dealing with him and his team was just excellent.
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Dr. Kuo and his team are amazing people, they treat you like a member of their family. I had lung surgery 3 weeks ago,I feel great thank you Dr. Kuo
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Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Aetna Test PPO
Banner Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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