Dr. Franco Rea, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 62

  

Dr. Franco Rea, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and critical care surgery.


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Surgical Specialists of Colorado

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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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 this doctor so in the end, the patient suffers. Dr. Rea needs to realize that not everyone is as smart as he is but he could take this as a teaching lesson and pass a bit of training onto everyone.
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Dr. Rea accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Rea's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rea treats Aneurysm more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Rea treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Empyema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rea treats Empyema more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Rea treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Aortic Aneurysm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rea treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 89% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm

Dr. Rea's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Franco Rea, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and critical care surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)