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Dr. Jeffrey Gaca, MD

Cardiac Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Gaca

Dr. Jeffrey Gaca, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998 and specializes in cardiac surgery.


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(919) 681-4760

Dr. Gaca accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
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. Gaca's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaca performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gaca performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaca performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gaca performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaca performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gaca performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty

Dr. Gaca's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Duke has a tremendous hospital and tremendous people to work with. The quality of care here is excellent and really cant be compared to anywhere else. Thats what keeps me here. We do more complex heart surgeries here than almost anyone else in the co...

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2008
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2008
2005
1998

Dr. Gaca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gaca

4.6

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Gaga performed my heart surgery....CABGx2, aortic valve replacement and myectomy last February. Never had any pain from the surgery. In fact, only discomfort at all was swelling of feel and legs and the bruising post op. Dr.Gaca wins heaps of praise from me, my daughter and rest of family and...Read More
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DR Gaca performed a second open heart surgery on me. First surgery was done 18 month prior and calcified after 18 month. Surgeon who performed first surgery said he could not do second surgery. Friend of mine recommended cardiologist at Duke who recommended Dr Gaca highly. There was never a...Read More
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