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Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Shrager

Cardiovascular Medicine Clinic

300 Pasteur Dr # A260 Stanford, CA 94305

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Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Stanford, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.


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(650) 723-6459

Dr. Shrager accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shrager's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shrager treats Lung Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shrager treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shrager performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 100% of his peers

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

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shrager performs Lung Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shrager performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shrager's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Tumor
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymic Epithelial Tumor
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

I believe in fully engaging patients in the decision-making about their condition.  I feel that my role is to provide all of the options and the risks and benefits of each approach, and then to guide the patient in making their own decision about what is right for them as an individual.       Joe Shrager

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1998
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1988
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1984
Amherst College
Undergraduate School
1998
1995
1988
1984

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Dr. Shrager's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shrager

3.3

Based on 4 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Shrager, MD
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We wanted to get second opinion prior to VATS surgery to take out a Neuroendocrine carcinoid. It was an out of pocket visit (we are insured w/ Kaiser). Our experience was not good. We met with his assistant first - then once we met with him it was only for 5 minutes without even bothering to read the pathology report or look at PET scan prior to meeting with us.
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