Dr. James Wudel, MD

Dr. James Wudel, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. James Wudel, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Lincoln, NE and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1987 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

7500 S 91st St

Lincoln, NE 68526

Contact Information

(402) 327-2700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wudel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Wudel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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51  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Nebraska.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of South Dakota
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Vanderbilt University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Cardiac Thoracic and Endovascular Therapies
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wudel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wudel's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wudel to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Wudel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Wudel is wonderful! I was having major difficulty breathing because I had lots of liquid in the pericardium. Dr. Wudel performed a new technique called a Pericardial Window to release the liquid and make breathing more efficient. I am very, very happy with the results of my surgery. Dr....more
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