Dr. Geoffrey Answini, MD

Dr. Geoffrey Answini, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Geoffrey Answini, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

2123 Auburn Ave # 201

Cincinnati, OH 45219

Contact Information

(513) 206-1170

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Answini accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-IN
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Lumenos Plans-IN
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
State Farm
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
WellCare

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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Answini treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Answini treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Aortic Dissection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Answini treats Aortic Dissection more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Answini treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 52% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Answini performs Heart Surgery more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Answini performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Answini performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Answini performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Answini performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Answini performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Answini's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Geoffrey Answini, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Carolinas Med Center
Residency Hospital
St Louis University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1996
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Answini's Reviews

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5.0

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Dr Answini performed coronary by pass surgery on June 13, 2019. He instsalled 5 by pass arteries. I think he saved my life. I feel he did an outstanding job. I have had no problems with heart since surgery. Also, he is very easy to work with. He has an outgoing personality which helps to get you thru the procedure.
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William G Oliver – Oct 25, 2019
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Four years later and I am still alive and in good health, due to this man. Don't make a mistake this is where you need to be!
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Aug 02, 2019
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August of 2018 I received a new aortic bovine valve and a single bypass at the same time. Dr. ANSWINI IS AS good as it gets. 8 months post surgery I've never felt better. No more angina, no more dizziness. Thank you Dr. Answini your amazing... I am a 67 year old male.
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Apr 10, 2019
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Dr Answini reviewed my case and ask his associates if they had ever seen a case such as mine and if so how would they proceed. My case will go before a board group of surgeons they will discuss it and make the appropriate recommendations. I have complete confidence that my case recommendations will have the best practice and outcome.
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Oct 25, 2018
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Outstanding medical professional.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ivo in Cincinnati, OH – Sep 14, 2018
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We went to Dr. Answini since he had done a Mitral valve replacement for my sister-in-law in 2012 and he did an awesome job. No issues till now. But the fact that I am writing this review now is that we recently did a Open heart surgery for my husband this may 2017 and he literally saved my husband's life. We knew from the long hours of surgery that it was a a very complicated surgery and Dr. Answini and his staff, did a wonderful job of saving my husbands live. Thanks a lot. Best doctor eve
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Anna Lukose in West Chester ,Ohio – Jun 13, 2017
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We have never met a more compassionate, caring or thoughtful physician - ever. His bedside manner compares to no one and he literally spent hours with us at the bedside during the course of my husband's 6 day hospitalization. You simply don't find that any more. He saved my husband's life and for that I will be eternally grateful.
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Locations

Ohio Heart and Vascular Center

Ohio Heart and Vascular Center2123 Auburn Ave # 201 Cincinnati, OH 45219
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Bethesda North Hospital

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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

Christ Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

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  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Margaret Mary Health Main Campus

Batesville, IN

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average