Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 41 years old

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Aetna
      • Banner Health
      • Beech Street (Multiplan)
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Care 1st Health Plan
      • Cigna
      • Medicaid
      • Tricare
      • UnitedHealthCare
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      5 based on 44 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Kuo
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (44)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (44)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (44)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (44)
      Dr. Kuo's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (42)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (44)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (44)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (41)
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      in Phoenix, AZ |
      One of the finest doctors we have had ever experienced. From his surgical skills, to his true concern for his patients, to his overall professionalism. He has become not only my cardio-thoracic surgeon, but a friend. His referrals to other necessary doctors has also been to some of the finest doctors in the Phoenix area. Thank you Dr. Kuo!!!
      Phoenix, AZ |
      My scars from VATS surgery in April look like Dr. Kuo must be a cosmetic surgeon!
      in Phoenix, AZ |
      Awesome, very understanding of your needs, great at explaining things. Fantastic experiance!!
      in Peoria, AZ |
      Love Dr Kuo he takes all the time you need to answer questions and explains everything in laymen terms. His surgical skills are exceptional and I would recommend him to everyone who needs the services he provides. With that being said I am very unhappy with his office staff and their response time for getting call backs and answering important questions and the inaccuracies in their paperwork. As a patient you really have to keep after them for important information and filling out paperwork.
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Lung Transplant Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achalasia
      • Aneurysm
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Brachytherapy
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
      • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
      • Endoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Esophageal Cancer Resection
      • Esophageal pH Monitoring
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Esophagostomy
      • Gastrointestinal Surgery
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Lobectomy
      • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Biopsy
      • 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
      • Mediastinoscopy
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
      • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
      • Revision Surgery
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Stenting
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
      • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transplant Surgery
      • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University

        Graduated in 2001

      • Residency Hospital
        Barnes Jewish Hospital

        Completed in 2008

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Barnes Jewish Hospital

        Completed in 2010

      Awards & Recognition

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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Chinese, Mandarin
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      Dr. Kuo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Kuo's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Kuo

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Kuo's Care Philosophy

      The Center for Thoracic Disease and Transplantation at the Heart & Lung Institute believes in treating all patients with dignity and respect. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Center 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 Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 602.406.4000.