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Dr. John Nigro, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Nigro

Dr. John Nigro, MD is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois, College Of Med in 1993 and specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric heart transplant surgery, and more.


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(858) 966-8030

Dr. Nigro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
CRS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
Health Plan of Nevada
Healthcare Connect
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
LifeWise
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
One Health
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Self Pay
Sierra Choice
Sierra Choice POS
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
Sierra Health
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nigro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Arch Syndrome
  • 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
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Anomalies
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Regurgitation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • 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

Biography

Dr. John Nigro, MD is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois, College Of Med in 1993 and specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric heart transplant surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2002
Children's Hospital-Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University of Southern California
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Southern California
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Illinois, College Of Med
Medical School
2002
1999
1994
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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1 Star
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Dr. Nigro saved our son! We were told our baby had a slim chance of surviving his CHD. For the first two months of his life, we could not find a surgeon in AZ that would preform the operation he desperately needed. Dr. Nigro accepted his case from Radys in San Diego. We were transferred out to CA and we received the highest quality of care. Dr. Nigro was involved from the very beginning. He visited our son 1-2 times a day. He provided a sense of comfort and hope that we had never received before. His confidence set us as ease and helped us get through an incredibly difficult time. Originally we were planning on a mitral valve replacement. Fortunately, Dr. Nigro was able to repair the valve with minimal invasion. After surgery, he stayed involved in our son’s recovery. He is very connected with his patients and he cares deeply about them and the family. Dr Nigro made sure we were connected with a trusted pediatrician and specialist in our area. We will follow Dr Nigro anywhere he goes!
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Dr. Nigro is an extremely talented and skilled heart surgeon. Not only did he save the life of my grandson needing a mitral valve repair in Jan 2019, he also saved the life of my granddaughter who had an aorta coarctation in Aug 2010. I can never repay Dr. Nigro for the amazing job he did taking care of these children. He is compassionate, kind, and uses his amazing skills for good. I highly recommend Dr. Nigro!
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Not only did we experience a flawless surgery and recovery with Dr. Nigro he took time to explain other medical challenges my child was having, and waited for the right time to do surgery. We are forever grateful to Dr. Nigro for saving our son's life.
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Dr. Nigro is a wonderful, compassionate, talented, skilled surgeon and human being. He literally saved our youngest daughter's life. There is no way we can repay him for what he has done to help our baby girl. <3
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He made mistake after mistake on my child and literally got away with her passing away from all the mistakes he made. This man stood by for three days as my daughter coded over and over again because he kinked her coronary artery during a mitral valve repair and caused other damage that could not be fixed. He was cold as ice. never said sorry or even acted like he cared. I have talked with many parents from AZ that had to take their child out of state for repairs after having him work on them.
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