Dr. Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD

Dr. Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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I personally evaluate and educate each patient of mine about his or her best options to improve their health and quality of life. I employ low impact, minimally invasive techniques which ensure a speedy recovery with a quick return to an active life style.Read more

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based on 7 total surveys (1 with a review)
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The valve replacement surgery I had was a failure. I had 2 valves replaced in 2012, and both started going bad after 3 years. The specialists here are puzzled as to why I used Ciuffo. Forget all the ease of appointment nonsense. If you end up with a bad job, everything is a 1 star performance.
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Dr. Ciuffo's Care Philosophy

I personally evaluate and educate each patient of mine about his or her best options to improve their health and quality of life. I employ low impact, minimally invasive techniques which ensure a speedy recovery with a quick return to an active life style.

Dr. Ciuffo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Ciuffo has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement (12/5/2013)
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: New York County, NY
    • State: New York
    • Settlement (1/21/2014)
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: New York County, NY
    • State: New York
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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bradycardia
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Infarcts
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vascular Trauma

Education

  • Medical School
    Universita Degli Studi Di Cagliari, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Cagliari University Hospital-Department Of Surgery

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Flushing Hospital Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

    Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh-Presbyterian Shadyside

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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