Dr. Franco Rea, MD

Dr. Franco Rea, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
60 y/o
(3)

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Dr. Franco Rea, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Surgical Specialists of Colorado

400 Indiana St Ste 200

Golden, CO 80401
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

Learn about Dr. Rea

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rea performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Aneurysm
high
more than 83% of peers
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
normal
more than 73% of peers
Lung Surgery
normal
more than 73% of peers

Dr. Rea's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

5  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Ohio State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Ohio State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rea has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Rea does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Rea and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Rea's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rea to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Rea's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Good surgeon, horrid human being. Unfortunately my brother had to receive some very bad news from Dr. Rea while he was by himself. My brother was scheduled for surgery the next day which was performed by Rea. Good surgeon. Horrible bedside manner, horrible personality. Nurses are afraid of...more
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