Dr. John Goncalves, MD

Dr. John Goncalves, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. John Goncalves, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1994 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 301

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

(201) 447-8377

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
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Dr. Goncalves accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Traditional Choice
Traditional Choice POS
Traditional Choice PPO
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
Federal Employee Program
MCare HMO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Select HMO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Indemnity EPO
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Select Network HMO
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
GHI EPO
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HAP Insurance
Medicare Advantage PPO
HealthFirst
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare Advantage HMO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare HMO
MagnaCare PPO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Liberty Plan HMO
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Oxford Health Plans POS
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Empire Plan
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

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Dr. Goncalves' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goncalves performs Heart Surgery more than 100% of his peers

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

Aortic Valve Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goncalves performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 100% of his peers

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

Congestive Heart Failure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goncalves treats Congestive Heart Failure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Goncalves treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided

Dr. Goncalves' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Diseases
  • 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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • 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
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • 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
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

A multidisciplinary approach to each patient is ideal. We strive to coordinate care among primary care physicians, cardiologists, pulmonologists and all other internal medicine sub-specialties, when required. There is never a substitute for direct patient care provided at the bedside; attention to detail is paramount.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2003
Mskcc/Ny Hosp Presoyter
Fellowship Hospital
2003
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Cornell Med Coll/Ny Hosp
Residency Hospital
2001
Mskcc/Ny Hosp Presoyter
Residency Hospital
1995
Cornell Med Coll/Ny Hosp
Internship Hospital
1994
Albany Medical College
Medical School
1990
Union College
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1992
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Union College, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1990
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Albany Medical College, 1994

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Dr. Goncalves' Reviews

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4.4

Based on 13 ratings

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Dr. John Goncalves was excellent. I give him a 5 star. I just had a valve replacement. and a pacemaker on June 10th, 2020 and Thank him for saving my life and feeling much better now.
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Jeanette H. – Jun 30, 2020
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I had an aortic aneurysm that was repaired by dr Goncalves
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Paul Harris in Hackensack, NJ – Sep 26, 2018
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6 years ago I ruptured a mitro valve. Spent 4 months at Winthrop, dr goncalves operated. I'm still here. Great surgeon.
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frank williams in Mastic, NY – Sep 18, 2017
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saved my life
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andrew in Shirley, NY – Aug 05, 2017
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Two lung cancer surgeries 2005 and 2008. Dr Goncalves is the BEST.
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Marla wills in Atlanta, GA – Dec 20, 2016
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Dr John Goncalves thank you for giving my brother back to us you did his heart surgery about 6 years ago and my brother like you, he is doing fine now. William McGough (sister) Mary-Jo Benasaraf
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Valley Medcial Group, Cardiac Surgery1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 301 Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)