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Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery ·  Female · Age 57


Dr. Iva Smolens, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in cardiovascular surgery.


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(480) 359-1104

Dr. Smolens accepts the following insurance:

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 (GHC)
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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Dr. Smolens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Empyema
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smolens treats Empyema more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Smolens treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smolens treats Pulmonary Disease more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Smolens treats this condition more than 75% of her peers

Lung Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smolens performs Lung Surgery more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Smolens performs this procedure more than 74% of her peers

Dr. Smolens' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • 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
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • 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 Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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 Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Iva Smolens, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in cardiovascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Smolens' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smolens

4.3

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(10)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
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Incredible surgeon. Saved my fathers life twice. Both complicated surgeries, but she had the confidence to operate on him.
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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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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...Read More
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Red Mountain Cardiothoracic Surgeons, PC

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