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 37 years. He graduated from Harvard Med Sch 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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vlahakes performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Septal Defect
very high
more than 93% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Vlahakes's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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32  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vlahakes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vlahakes' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vlahakes to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Vlahakes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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