Dr. Leonard J. Wudel Jr., MD

Dr. Leonard J. Wudel Jr., MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 53 years old

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

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I have had 3 surgeries and I'm not nearly to the point doctor Wudel confidently predicted I would be after 1. His follow-up has been horrible, frankly ridiculous. He way oversold his abilities and way under delivered. I am now facing an additional procedure to repair his failed Hardware and I'm certainly going to another doctor.
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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).

Dr. Wudel Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • 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.

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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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

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