Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryFemaleAge 56

Dr. Dexter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

665 ELM ST Buffalo, NY 14203

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(716) 845-3167

Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dexter has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine medical school in 1990. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Buffalo General Medical Center and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dexter to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Dexter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Dexter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Dexter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (716) 845-3167.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Dexter treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Dexter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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(716) 845-3167

Dr. Dexter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Independent Health
Encompass
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare

Dr. Dexter's Reviews

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5.0

Based on 12 ratings

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (1)
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Excellent care, very thorough, listens and explains everything very well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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D. Guzdek – Oct 17, 2020
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Dr Dexter listened carefully to my concerns and gave me her thoughts. Thus we came up with a cohesive plan. She was very kind hearted, appeared to be quite knowledgeable in the prep and execution of the upcoming surgery. I’ve heard the highest accolades in regards to Dr Dexter and am looking forward to her expertise.
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What could be improved
No results
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ABK – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Dexter was very nice. Explained everything so I understood it and made sure I knew all my options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon Smith – Dec 07, 2019
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I trust Dr Dexter with my life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 03, 2019
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Highly skilled surgeon and excellent communicator (both listening and speaking). She cares and she follows up.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa White – Oct 24, 2019
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She was thorough, kind, explained everything, and professional.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Brenda Muniz – Sep 04, 2019
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Excellent treatment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edmund in Buffalo , NY – Aug 08, 2019
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best md i have seen
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mel p in Tonawanda, NY – Jun 25, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Dexter has...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Mayo Graduate School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
1990
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Bowling Green State University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Dexter has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dexter frequently treats Thoracic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Dexter specializes.

Where is Dr. Elisabeth Dexter, MD's office located?

Dr. Dexter's office is located at 665 ELM ST, Buffalo, NY 14203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Cancer Institute665 ELM ST Buffalo, NY 14203
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo, NY

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Williamsville, NY

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Niagara Falls, NY

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Buffalo, NY