Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. Bittner

Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute

1701 S Creasy Ln Lafayette, IN 47905

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(765) 502-4000

Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Lafayette, IN. He is affiliated with University Of Cincinnati Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bittner to book an appointment.

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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Bittner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thoracentesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bittner performs Thoracentesis more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Bittner performs this procedure more than 50% of his peers

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bittner performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 31% of his peers

Dr. Bittner performs this procedure more than 31% of his peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bittner performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Bittner performs this procedure more than 21% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Dr. Bittner's 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 Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Bittner accepts the following insurance:

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Medicaid
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Dr. Bittner's Reviews

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (4)
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    I could go on and on but let's cut to the quick! I was under the knife with this BLESSED hero March 20,2000 in St. Paul Minnesota, wherein he had me wide open and did 7 bypasses and sent me home to get to exercising. Been active since and THANK him many time over for the long life. Coming up 88 and still going. God has given him mighty skills and continues giving him greater work. Thank you!
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    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
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    Truman Ingersoll – Jan 29, 2021
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    Having suffered a mild MI due to atherosclerosis a the young age of 45, I needed a quadruple bypass. I have abnormally narrow coronary arteries, so stenting was not an option. Dr. Bittner worked with his excellent team at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and with me, to plan the best approach to my surgery. He made me feel part of the process, and explained every step to me very clearly. My surgery was a great success, and I am already feeling much better than before the surgery (I am 8 weeks out). Dr. Bittner is extremely caring and empathetic, and he and his excellent team, including the Cardiac ICU nurses, made the whole scary experience a lot less stressful. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Bittner for any cardiac procedure you may need.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
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    Gail_Geithman_DPhil – Apr 02, 2020
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    Dr Bittner and his team have incredible attention to detail, great bedside manner and Dr Bittner is highly skilled in CT Surgery. I am 39 and needed a mitral valve and pacemaker and was under Dr Bittners care for 2 weeks in the hospital. Everything was explained, every question answered and I knew he was looking out for my best interests at all times. This has been a rough road but with this team it has been much better than it could've been.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Lindsey Brown – Nov 08, 2019
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    Dr. Bittner recently performed triple cardiac bypass surgery on a family member who had very challenging, small vascular to work with. Dr. Bittner was exceedingly patient, compassionate, and kind throughout the whole experience. He is extremely skilled, and our family will forever be grateful for him for his surgical expertise. He coordinated post-operative care to provide the best possible care for my family member who has made a truly remarkable recovery.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    2 people found this helpful
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    Duluth – Mar 06, 2019
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    Hartmuth Bittner, MD, PhD, FACS is one of the nation's top heart surgeons. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures for cardiothoracic diseases,...Read more

    Specialties

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Lung Transplant Surgery
    • Transplant Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    Education

    Duke University Medical Center.
    Residency Hospital
    German Heart Institute Berlin
    Internship Hospital
    1999
    Duke University Med Center Durham Nc
    Fellowship Hospital

    Languages

    • English
    • German

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Bittner frequently treats Thoracentesis, Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography), and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bittner treats.

    Where is Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, MD's office located?

    Dr. Bittner's office is located at 1701 S Creasy Ln, Lafayette, IN 47905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, MD speak?

    Dr. Bittner speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

    Does Dr. Hartmuth Bittner, MD offer telehealth services?

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    Locations

    Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute

    Hartmuth B Bittner1701 S Creasy Ln Lafayette, IN 47905
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Bittner is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

    Cincinnati, OH

    67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

    3 Awards Received