Dr. Gus Vlahakes, MD

Dr. Gus Vlahakes, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
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Dr. Gus Vlahakes, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

55 Fruit St # 630

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 726-1861

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Vlahakes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vlahakes performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Vlahakes performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vlahakes performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Vlahakes performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vlahakes treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Vlahakes treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Vlahakes' conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
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
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
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)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Impella Device
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Valve Surgery
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
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
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gus Vlahakes, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1985
Children's Hospital Boston
Residency Hospital
1985
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Cvri University Calif
Fellowship Hospital
1981
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1976
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1985
1985
1981
1981
1976
1975

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Dr. Vlahakes' Reviews

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I was most fortunate to have 'Dr.Gus' replace my aortic valve. Although I was very apprehensive about undergoing open-heart surgery at age 77 my cardiologist's tests convinced me it would allow me to enjoy several more years. Dr.Gus, who has replaced thousands of heart valves also performed a...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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