Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD

Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  |  
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54 y/o
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Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # M-404

New York, NY 10065
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Defect Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Girardi "Personal Statement

"Because of my good fortune in training with some of the pioneers in general and cardiac surgery, I had opportunities to join the faculty of many well established cardiovascular surgery programs throughout the country. I chose to return to Weill Cornell because I could not find a program anywhere in the United States that could provide the same high level of care to patients that the nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians do here at Weill Cornell. I take great pride in being a member of a team that can handle the most complex patient situation, regardless of the time, whether day or night, the circumstances or the nature of the problem.""

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Incompetence
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Cornell University Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Girardi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Girardi is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Girardi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Girardi to family and friends
4.4
based on 41 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Girardi's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

in Montclair, NJ |
Is truly the gold standard. He is an amazing surgeon, flawlessly replacing my ascending and descending aorta in separate operations. He is all in. He personally followed up on all care and saw that any complications were immediately dealt with. He is straightforward and honest in his approach...more
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Middletown, NJ |
Six years ago, I was having pre-admission testing for a routine surgery & I learned that I needed aortic valve replacement. When I asked around to find out who was the best thoracic surgeon, I continually was told "Dr. Girardi". Dr. Girardi was absolutely amazing! He understood my fears and...more
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Newark, NJ |
At 40 I went to dr Girardi and he performed open heart surgery. The office was wonderful the hospital was wonderful and he has his own staff and nurses. Everything worked out great and just like he said.
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New York, NY |
Dr Girardi saved my husband's life! Forever grateful for the expertise and exceptional care that gave my husband his life back. Thank you!
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in Stuart, Fl |
This man, Dr. Girardi has saved more lives than one can imagine. Truly a blessed and gifted man and no doubt the son of two very prowd parents. God bless Dr. Leonard N. Girardi.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Girardi accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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