Dr. Leonard J. Wudel Jr., MD

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Dr. Leonard J. Wudel Jr., MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

WAKE FOREST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER MEDICAL CENTER BLVD, Winston Salem, NC 27157 Get Directions
(336) 716-4314

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To provide the most compassionate, complete, individualized and technologically advanced surgical care for thoracic disease(s).
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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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  • Principal Financial Group
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (7)
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thymus Disorders
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diagnostic Lung Surgery
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess Surgery
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

  • 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

  • Medical School
    East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Tennessee

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Wudel Jr. has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications
    • Disparate outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer: effect of race on long-term survival., 2002 May
    • Hepatic cryoablation-induced multi-system injury: bioluminescent detection of NF-kappa B activation in a transgenic mouse model., 2002
    • Orthotopic Liver transplantation and hepatic resection: lessons learned from complimentary disciplines., 2002
    • Multi-organ inflammation after hepatic cryoablation in BALB/c mice, 2003
    • Biliary reconstruction is enhanced with a collagen-polyethylene glycol sealant., 2002 Jun.
    • Long-Term Detrimental Effect of Bile Duct Injury on Health Related Quality of Life, 2004
    • Bile duct injury following laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a cause for continued concern., 2001 Jun.
    • Modulation of endotoxin-induced NF-kappa B activation in lung and liver through TNF type 1 and IL-1 receptors., 2002 Dec.
    • The role of [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma., 2003 Feb.
    • Indications and limitations of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, 2003
    • Superior vena cava syndrome., 2001 Feb.
    • Prevention of gallstone formation in morbidly obese patients undergoing rapid weight loss: results of a randomized controlled pilot study., 2002 Jan.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Wudel Jr.'s Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wudel Jr.'s Care Philosophy

To provide the most compassionate, complete, individualized and technologically advanced surgical care for thoracic disease(s).