Dr. Joseph Wizorek, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Wizorek
Accepting new patients

U Rochester School Medical-department Surgical

601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642

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(585) 275-1509

Dr. Joseph Wizorek, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wizorek to book an appointment.


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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wizorek's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wizorek treats Esophageal Diseases more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Wizorek treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wizorek performs Lung Surgery more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Wizorek performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Esophageal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wizorek performs Esophageal Surgery more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Wizorek performs this procedure more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Wizorek'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 Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Wizorek accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Wizorek's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wizorek

4.0

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(6)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (5)
  • Listened & answered questions (5)
  • Staff friendliness (5)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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I fouund him informative and knowledgable. Unfortunately my abdominal GI issues are not yet resolved. He just informed everyone he will be leaving UR Med end of January 2021. Good luck in Tennessee.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Scott Noren – Jan 03, 2021
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I have had very good experiences with Dr. Wizorek. He explains things very well, is friendly, and very caring. I would highly recommend him.
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Kathy Kuntz – May 13, 2020
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As far as as rating him as a surgeon I choose to think he was very capable.?. As a patient I have to rate his ability to explain and answer questions as non existent. He rudely refuses to answer email inquiries, which certainly is a MUST for a patients well being. Very blunt and could care less attitude. Unfortunately his reception staff has the same attitude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 13, 2019
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This Dr. Is excellent. I had lung cancer six years ago. He was my surgeon and he saved my life. He is the best of the best!!!!!!!
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What could be improved
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Wizorek, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Rochester, NY and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1998
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Joseph Wizorek, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wizorek frequently treats Esophageal Diseases, Lung Surgery, and Esophageal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wizorek treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Wizorek, MD's office located?

Dr. Wizorek's office is located at 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

U Rochester School Medical-department Surgical

U Rochester School Medical-department Surgical601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Upmc Jameson

New Castle, PA

52% Patient experience rating, 17% lower than the national average