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Dr. James Wu, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 55

  
Dr. Wu

SoCal Thoracic Surgical Assoc

260 S Los Robles Ave Ste 118 Pasadena, CA 91101
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(626) 666-5820

Dr. James Wu, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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Dr. Wu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
LACare
Molina Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Decortication and Pleurectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Wu performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu performs Lung Surgery more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Wu performs this procedure more than 65% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wu performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 44% of his peers

Dr. Wu performs this procedure more than 44% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Dr. Wu's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We specialize in state of the art surgical care. Our number one concern is a successful outcome for each and every one of our patients.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

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