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Dr. Francis Podbielski, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 57

  5 Reviews
Dr. Podbielski

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, S.C.

4400 W 95th St Ste 205 Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Accepting new patients

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(708) 346-4044

Dr. Francis Podbielski, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1990 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.

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Dr. Podbielski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Podbielski's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Podbielski performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 90% of his peers

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

Empyema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Podbielski treats Empyema more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Podbielski treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Podbielski performs Lung Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Podbielski performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Podbielski's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • 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
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Meningiomas
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Podbielski's Reviews

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4.2

Based on 5 reviews

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1 Star
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Francis Podbielski, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1990 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
University Of Illinois At Chicago Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Columbus Hosp
Residency Hospital
1991
Columbus Hosp
Internship Hospital
1990
Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
Medical School
1984
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School

Awards

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average