Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Iva Smolens, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from State University of New York at Brooklyn in 1990 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery.

Red Mountain Cardiothoracic Surgeons, PC

2204 S Dobson Rd Ste 204

Mesa, AZ 85202
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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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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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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 Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • 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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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

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Dr. Smolens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smolens to family and friends
4.3
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Smolens' 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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Phoenix, AZ |
Incredible surgeon. Saved my fathers life twice. Both complicated surgeries, but she had the confidence to operate on him.
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in Queen Creek, AZ |
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...more
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in Phoenix, AZ |
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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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smolens accepts 57 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Ameriben
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Arizona PHCS
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Concentra
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Choice of Arizona
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Gold
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Lutheran Preferred
    Lutheran Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Medicaid
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • Midwest Life
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Self Pay
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Yavapai Long Term Care
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Banner Desert Medical Center
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