Dr. Gerald A. Helms, MD

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Dr. Gerald A. Helms, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

WellStar Medical Group Thoracic Surgery 61 Whitcher St NE Ste 4120, Marietta, GA 30060 Get Directions
(770) 424-9732

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Dr. Helms specializes in Cardiac Surgery and practices in Marietta, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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    • Settlement;2012-03-07T00:00:00
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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    • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    He has a great bed side manner. Was very caring and so nice. Great Doctor!! Really spent time with me going over everything.
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    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

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    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Thrombosis
    • Thymomas
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

    Background Check

    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Helms has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement  (3/7/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $550,000.00
      • State: Georgia
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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Univ Of Al Sch Of Med

      Graduated in 1998

    • Internship Hospital
      Usc

      Completed in 1999

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of New Mexico

      Completed in 2003

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of New Mexico

      Completed in 2006

    Awards & Recognition

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    • Media & Publications

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Helms' Office & Staff

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients