Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Dr. Elbert Kuo, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 42 years old

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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.Read more

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in Goodyear, AZ |
Dr. Kuo is the ultimate professional. He recently treated me for a large hiatel hernia. He thoroughly explained each step through surgery and recovery. He is a caring individual and takes time with his patients, making sure they thoroughly understand procedures and takes time to answer questions. I now have a new lease on life because of Dr. Kuo's care. His staff are as professional as he is and appreciate each one of them.
in Sun City, AZ |
Very caring, excellent surgeon. Answered all my questions. Pointed out my broken anatomy and explained the surgical procedure. Put my worried mind at ease.
in Corpus Christi, TX |
There are not words to describe how grateful my wife and I are to have had Dr Kuo as my physician. He saved my life, and should the need arise I will travel the distance from TX to see him. You could ask for no more in a Doctor. Simply put he is the BEST. We highly recommend him to everyone who is in need of a thoracic surgeon.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Everything the others have said, and more. You will be happy your life is in his hands. He saved mine.
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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Dr. Kuo's 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 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.

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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  • 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
  • End-Stage Lung Disease
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Endocarditis
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Brown University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Barnes - Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown University

    Graduated in 1996

    Harvard School Of Public Health

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

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
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • 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
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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