Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD

Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Girardi has more experience with Cardiac Surgery and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Garnet Health Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Girardi to book an appointment.


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Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery525 E 68th St # M-404 New York, NY 10065
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Girardi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Girardi

4.9

Based on 230 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (199)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (198)
  • Explained conditions well (198)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
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Very professional and friendly. Took the time to explain exactly what my fathers surgery entails.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Vito – Jan 20, 2021
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Went to him for a second opinion. Was very much happy with his decision to do bypass surgery. He is very professional and friendly. Thank god and him for saving me. I would 100% recommend him and the hospital.
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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Roseanne Velez – Jan 17, 2021
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Initially referred for consultation via videoconference. Clearly reviewed my case and images in detail. No apparent bias or hard-sell. Clearly described alternatives and opinion. Ultimately factored into trust, and decision to cancel existing plans and schedule aortic valve replacement and CABG with Dr Girardi (despite considerable logistics...in age of COVID).
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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FrankS – Jan 15, 2021
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very professional by all members of his staff and by Dr Girafdi, who eased my fear of surgery Thank you
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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Jan 09, 2021
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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Girardi. He could not have been more courteous and gracious. He was extremely professional, clearly explained my condition and how it would be corrected. He went to great length to alleviate my anxiety which was extremely appreciated.
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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ira weiss – Dec 31, 2020
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Everyone was great, from the receptionists to the nurse to the doctor. I left feeling grateful that I was referred to this place!
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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Bryan – Dec 31, 2020
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Dr. Girardi listened carefully and answered all of my questions giving me great confidence and peace of mind
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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Robert Sussna – Dec 21, 2020
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This was a consultation visit and everything about our experience was exceptional. All my questions were answered professionally and clearly with no "doctor speak." Will very comfortably choose Dr. Girardi as my surgeon for upcoming aorta valve replacement.
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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Dec 19, 2020
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Lots of compassion and common sense communication. We have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Girardi.
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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Dec 07, 2020
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Dr. Girardi replaced my aortic valve as well as repaired my aneurysm. He’s an amazing surgeon along with his team and staff that were very helpful and answered all my questions along the way. They put me at ease during my stay. I would definitely recommend Dr. Girardi and New York-Presbyterian as the place to be for this kind of 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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Sal – Dec 05, 2020
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Top notch team and doctor. If you need surgery this is the best place for your needs.
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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Matthew Swintek – Dec 03, 2020
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Dr. Girardi literally saved my life. He is a guardian Angel, and I give him my highest recommendation and much love.
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Joseph Dell – Nov 22, 2020
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Dr. Girardi is Friendly and personable. Will answer all your questions. His skills as a surgeon is amazing. Dr. Girardi performed a aortic aneurysm repair several years back. The surgery went smooth and never had a problem to this date. I would highly recommend Dr. Girardi. I would also add his office staff is great.
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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Angelo – Nov 10, 2020
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Excellent Full information Answered all questions
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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James O’NEILL rr – Nov 07, 2020
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I had a wonderful visit. Dr. Girardi was enormously helpful.
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
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Adele Grant – Oct 31, 2020
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Excellent, communicative, friendly and provides full and complete explanations.
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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Sep 28, 2020
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The perfect physician and surgeon
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Sep 25, 2020
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Excellent visit. Dr. Girardi was great.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • 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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Sep 21, 2020
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An exceptionally caring and empathetic surgeon who listened carefully and gave me the kind of insight and answers regarding my concerns that were informative as well as comforting.
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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Sep 12, 2020
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I visited with Dr. Girardi for a 2nd opinion on surgery being recommended to me by another surgeon. So glad I visited with him. Not only did he help me understand my current situation but left me without a doubt that I would want no one else but him to be my surgeon.
What went well
  • 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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Sep 11, 2020
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Girardi

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Girardi treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Girardi treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 746-5194.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Dr. Girardi typically treats 92% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Aortic Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Heart Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Girardi typically treats 89% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Girardi'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 Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Girardi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue 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 EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
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Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
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United Healthcare POS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Leonard N. Girardi is a Professor and Chair of the Cardiothoracic Surgery department of at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as Chief of Cardiothoracic...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
The NY Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
Harvard University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-5194 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Girardi has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Girardi's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Girardi frequently treats Cardiac Surgery and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Girardi specializes.

Where is Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD's office located?

Dr. Girardi's office is located at 525 E 68th St # M-404, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Leonard Girardi, MD speak?

Dr. Girardi speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Garnet Health Medical Center

Middletown, NY

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)