Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 73

Dr. Bell-Thomson


22 Cazenovia St Buffalo, NY 14220

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Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Bell-Thomson has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with ECMC Health Campus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bell-Thomson to book an appointment.

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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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Hamburg, NY – Dec 12, 2016
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Dr. John Bell-Thomson, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Bell-Thomson has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other...Read more


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Dr. Bell-Thomson frequently treats Cardiac Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Bell-Thomson specializes.

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Dr. Bell-Thomson's office is located at 22 Cazenovia St, Buffalo, NY 14220. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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1 board action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (1/14/2016)View details
1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (3/9/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bell-Thomson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bell-Thomson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bell-Thomson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (716) 828-1410.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Dr. Bell-Thomson typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Mitral Valve Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
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Dr. Bell-Thomson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • 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 Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • 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
  • 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
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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 Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • 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
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • 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 Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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