Dr. Jorge Balaguer, MD

Dr. Jorge Balaguer, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jorge Balaguer, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

University Cardiovascular Surgeons

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1156

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 46% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 34% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 33% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balaguer "Cardiac surgery is a very, very technical operation. And I'm committed to perform the best technical operation every time - every time. But I never lose sight that surgery is only part of the healing process. Providing compassionate care and emotional support to the patient and family are also critical components of the healing process. In a select group of patients, we can provide a minimally invasive approach for the most common operations in adult cardiac surgery. And I think these patients have the benefit that they can recover faster compared to a conventional operation and go back to work or other type of activity faster than with the conventional techniques. And at Rush, we make a big effort in developing these techniques very safely and very effectively."
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Balaguer does not have any board certifications listed.

28  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad De Buenos Aires, Facultad De Ciencias Medicas
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Finochietto Hospital Argentina
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Maimonides Med Center Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Vincent Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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