Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

Dr. Iva Smolens, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o
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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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Dr. Smolens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Empyema
high
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
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 Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
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 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 28 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
    1999
  • 1991
    UC Davis MC
    Internship Hospital
    1991
  • 1990
    State University of New York at Brooklyn
    Medical School
    1990

Awards

Dr. Smolens' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smolens

4.3

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
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  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Iva Smolens, MD
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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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Locations

Red Mountain Cardiothoracic Surgeons, PC

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(480) 359-1104

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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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