Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Iva Smolens, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. She specializes in cardiovascular surgery.

Red Mountain Cardiothoracic Surgeons, PC

2204 S Dobson Rd Ste 204

Mesa, AZ 85202
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight

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Top Care Areas

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Lobectomy, Open
very high
more than 98% of peers
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
more than 90% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
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47  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • State University of New York at Brooklyn
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • UC Davis MC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smolens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Iva Smolens, MD
Incredible surgeon. Saved my fathers life twice. Both complicated surgeries, but she had the confidence to operate on him.
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Inessa Pinkhasova in Phoenix, AZ – Oct 06, 2017
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While a competent surgeon, she has horrible bedside manner. The most amount of time she spent with me was to explain why I needed surgery. She was quite short and not willing to stay in the room to answer questions. Her staff however are remarkable and excellent. The staff should not be thrown into...Read More
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Anonymous in Queen Creek, AZ – Jun 20, 2016
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She is very rude not compassionate at all and say your patient isn't smart cause of there chose in in valve and won't listen to what you think is best for you I am taking my business eale where there is no way I am going to have her operatemail on me
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Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 09, 2016
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A good surgeon but a lo bedbedside manner not as friendly as everyone says to be I was told to take two Tylenol and go to bed in pain and which I suffered in pain for over a month and a half without any medication I will not use this doctor again she is the not the best doctor in the world and...Read More
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Dec 31, 2015
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