Dr. James G. McPherson, MD

Dr. James G. McPherson, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 53 years old

My practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches to heart, lung, vein and vascular health. Our...Read more

Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      Specialties

      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Cardiac Surgery
      • General Surgery
      • Phlebology
      • Vascular Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
      • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • Aneurysm
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Cerebral Vascular Disease
      • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heroin Overdose
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
      • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Peripheral Artery Disease
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Thrombosis
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Venous Compression
      • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Venous Insufficiency

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Dialysis Access Procedures
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
      • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
      • Endovascular Procedure
      • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
      • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Surgery
      • Hernia Repair
      • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
      • Impella Device
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
      • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
      • Sympathectomy
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Varicose Vein Procedure
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

      Background Check

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Tulane University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1989

      • Internship Hospital
        St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital

        Completed in 1990

      • Residency Hospital
        St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

        Completed in 1994

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Usc Lac Med Center

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        University of Southern California

        Graduated in 1985

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. McPherson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. McPherson's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. McPherson

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      Dr. McPherson's Care Philosophy

      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.