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Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Bell-Thomson

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22 Cazenovia St Buffalo, NY 14220

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Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, thoracoabdominal surgery, and more.


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Background Check

1 board action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (1/14/2016)View details
1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (3/9/2016)View details
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Dr. Bell-Thomson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell-Thomson performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Bell-Thomson performs this procedure more than 86% 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
Mitral Valve Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell-Thomson performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Bell-Thomson performs this procedure more than 83% 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
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bell-Thomson performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Bell-Thomson performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Bell-Thomson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, thoracoabdominal surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Boston Childrens Hosp/Harvard
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
New England Deaconess Hosp-Harvard Med
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
University of Buenos Aires / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
Canisius College Master's-Business Administration

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Dr. Bell-Thomson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bell-Thomson

4.5

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(10)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.6923076923076925%
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What People Say About Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD
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installed a stent in my aorta aneurism (chest) . no residual pain in incision, no infection or irritation. used open chest to inspect valve sufficiency in upper aorta.
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