Dr. Jeffrey Gaca, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Gaca, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Jeffrey Gaca, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998 and specializes in cardiac surgery.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 681-4760

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Gaca'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gaca "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 country. When you need heart surgery you want it done by someone who does a lot of it. Our numbers are comparable to the top places in the country. We do complex surgery and we do it well. The thing about heart surgery is that we make people better. Thats what I really like helping people who couldnt breathe or couldnt walk because their heart was failing and we were able to make them better."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gaca has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaca's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaca to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gaca's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...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...more
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