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Dr. James McPherson III, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 56

  
Dr. McPherson III

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons of Ventura County

1700 N ROSE AVE, STE 420 Oxnard, CA 93030
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(805) 988-2033

Dr. James McPherson III, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Oxnard, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, and more.


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Dr. McPherson III accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
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LACare
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
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Dr. McPherson III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McPherson III performs Lung Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. McPherson III performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McPherson III performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 75% of his peers

Dr. McPherson III performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McPherson III treats Pulmonary Disease more than 75% of his peers

Dr. McPherson III treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. McPherson III's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Heroin Overdose
  • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. McPherson III's Reviews

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4.5

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Very knowledgeable and competent doctor with an excellent bed side manner.
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About Me

My practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches to heart, lung, vein and vascular health. Our patients benefit from less pain, shorter stays in the hospital and a more rapid return to active living.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
Usc Lac Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
St Luke's - Roosevelt Hosp
Internship Hospital
1989
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
University Of Southern California
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. McPherson III treats patients.

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Marina Del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)