Dr. Jonathan Fong, MD

Dr. Jonathan Fong, MD

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Dr. Jonathan Fong, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, and more.Read his story

1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

(941) 225-5643

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Fong's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fong performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Fong performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fong treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Fong treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Maze Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fong performs Maze Procedure more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Fong performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mini-Maze Procedure

Dr. Fong's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Eisenmenger's Complex
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

About Me

Care Philosophy

To treat my patients the way I would have myself or my family members treated.

Biography

Dr. Fong's specialized skills in complex cardiac and thoracic surgery have been honed over 20 years and more than 5,000 cases. His ability involving a...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1996
Strong Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
1988
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Internship Hospital
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Jonathan Fong, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fong frequently treats Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, and Maze Procedure. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fong treats.

Where is Dr. Jonathan Fong, MD's office located?

Dr. Fong's office is located at 1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303, Sarasota, FL 34239. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Fong's Reviews

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I was operated on by Dr Fong . He possess not only great surgical skills, but has the ability to clearly communicate what he would do during my triple by- pass surgery. He showed great compassion to me and wife. My cardiologist made sure that he would operate on me.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jeff Davis 6/21/22 – Jun 21, 2022
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Dr Fong was highly recommended and he did not disappoint. I had by-pass surgery and it went very smoothly. I found Dr Fong to be very caring and knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and was willing to spend as much time with me as necessary.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John T Luce – Dec 10, 2021
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Chest pains lead me to call 911 and ended up in the local hospital. They found 3 blockages and had to transfer me to another hospital. I asked to go to SMH and I'm so glad I did. There I met Doctor Fong we talked about my options and decided on Bypass Surgery. While they were operating they discovered 3 more blockages for a total of 6. Before during and after the operation I can not say enough good things about Doctor Fong and his entire team. They made me and my family as at ease as we could be under the circumstances. Today was 3 weeks and 3 days after the operation and I was released by Doctor Fong. I feel great I still have a long way to go as far as endurance goes but I'm well on my way. I DON'T believe I could have gotten better results anywhere. If you are looking for a Heart Surgeon I don't think you can do better than Doctor Fong and his entire team. And also SMH
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bill Coyle – Oct 05, 2021
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Thoroughly dedicated to your individual case and responsive to all questions. Only scheduled surgery when I was in my optimum level of readiness for the procedure. This is a top shelf practitioner. I would recommend without hesitation to anyone needing open heart surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robert P. Bull – Sep 14, 2021
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Dr. Fong is your best option for cardiovascular surgery. His caring and compassionate manner is succeeded only by his skill and competence. He takes the time to listen to any concerns and genuinely cares about his patients. I truly believe that we were blessed to be able to have him as our doctor and surgeon. He is a wonderful person and a gift to our community.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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judith koscin – Jul 27, 2021
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Dr Fong preformed emergency cardiac surgery that save my brothers life. Can’t possible say enough good things about his skill, patience and understanding. Dr Fong is excellent!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 19, 2021
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On February 24, 2021, I was admitted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for blockages in my arteries. Dr. Fong was the surgeon. Dr. Fong and his team not only performed a perfect repair on my heart (proof being - I am writing this) but he took time to explain what had been done during the surgery. He cares. Thank you Dr. Fong and team! He even took time to explain how to get back in shape for my tennis game. Pictures to follow with my tennis buddies!
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John Lenhof – Mar 17, 2021
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I cannot imagine a more skilled cardiac surgeon. While caring for my surgical emergency, Dr. Fong went well beyond expectations in diagnosing and surgically repairing my heart. I found his willingness to collaborate with the entire team of physicians exemplary, and that's so important, but mostly I am thankful for his surgical skill. And as a physician myself, I consider myself a good judge. Plus, he's a wonderful communicator and person.
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Dec 25, 2020
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On 10/16/2020 Dr. Fong performed a Quadruple bypass on me with total confidence and skill I've not experienced elsewhere. His patience and ability to communicate all the circumstances to us was a total blessing. Everything went as explained and the healing began immediately. Today, 11/26/2020 is truly a day of Thanksgiving for Dr. Jonathan Fong and his most attentive and caring staff. Special thanks to Paula, as she compliments and leads the way for a caring experience, lovingly walking you through each step! God Bless Dr. Fong and the Nursing staff on the 7th floor, there is not a more loving professional group anywhere! If you are in need, you can not find a more qualified, caring and confident Doctor and Staff! Thank you and God Bless!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John M Glinatsis – Nov 26, 2020
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On October 6th 2020 i had a triple bypass performed by Dr Fong. He was very kind and confident in all aspects of my surgery before and after. His skills are second to none, it's been 20 days since my surgery and i'm all ready basically pain free and cleared to return to work. I can't thank him enough for my new chance at life. I was truly blessed to have him as my surgeon. If anyone reading this is in need of care i urge you to have a consultation with him and his staff, you won't be in better hands. God Bless
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Philip Schmitt – Oct 27, 2020
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I am grateful for Dr. Fong’s ability to get me in and scheduled for surgery just days before the Covid19 shutdown hit. I had open heart surgery for a mitral valve repair and back home in four days. Dr. Fong is truly an extension of God’s great hands. If you need a cardio vascular surgeon he is the best. May God continue to bless Dr. Johnathan Fong!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alan Ercoli of Braden, FL – Oct 06, 2020
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Dr. Fong did an emergency heart by-pas operation for me with a hour or so notice. Before he started he told me that 3 veins would be required but there could easy be more. 6 were required and he did an excellent job. I felt blessed that I was able to get him with such short notice. He and his OR team saved my life!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dave from Sarasota – Sep 03, 2020
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In April of 2019 I was assigned Dr Fong for bypass and AVR surgery. There is good reason Dr. Fong has such great reviews. I trust Dr Fong as he exhibits strong traits of honor, integrity, and compassion. If I had to go through the very painful experience again, I would feel that another surgeon would fail to provide the total package of medical treatment that I received from Dr Fong. God Bless Dr Fong.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bernard Forrestal – Feb 17, 2020
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Saved my life, just amazing. From the moment of introduction there was a sense of confidence. The level of communication and follow up have made this a complete success. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom Hedge – Feb 07, 2020
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It has been six monhs since undergoing surgery by Dr Fong. The experience was the most professional and rewarding experiences I have ever had. Dr Fong is a very through, understanding physician and most of all caring. After six bypasses I was up walking the next day, home in four and driving in three weeks. After cardiac rehab at SMH I feel great, am returning to teaching and enjoying life. My highest compliments and appreciation to Dr Fong.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim Aaron, Lakewood Ranch FL – Jan 02, 2020
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Dr. Fong was excellent and did a wonderful job explaining everything. He also took the time to answer all of our questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 25, 2019
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If you are reading these reviews, you are probably searching for a cardio surgeon. Now, please, stop your effort - you've found the best. Simply cannot go better. Not enough words to express my level of gratitude for everything Dr. Fong did for me on the very short notice - quintuple bypass surgery. His demeanor and bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal. The Doctor likes to say that Lord is our ultimate surgeon and Doctor just has a hands that make an incision. Maybe he is right.. But Lord choose Dr. Fong' hands for a reason! Without any hesitation I recommend Dr. Fong to anyone in need of cardiac surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff Berger – Oct 31, 2019
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Very nice of you to say, thank you
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Had 7 bypasses. Dr Fong is truly a gentleman and a great surgeons. Highly recommend to anybody that needs the heart repaired.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phillip from Punta Gorda – Oct 28, 2019
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It was a wonderful experience. He is a caring person who takes the time to listen to his patients and their families and helps them through a very stressful experience
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Apr 09, 2019
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Thank you so much!
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Dr. Fong completed a Six-way bypass on me at the end of January 2018. He is a wonderful and humble man who pushed me to the front of the line to save my life. Thank you for your skill, knowledge, and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike McKeegan in Medford, OR – Feb 13, 2019
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Mike, thank you for the kind words!
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Locations

First Physicians Group

First Physicians Group1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303 Sarasota, FL 34239
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

80% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received