Dr. Leora Balsam, MD

Dr. Leora Balsam, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
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Dr. Leora Balsam, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1997 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

530 1st Ave Ste 9V

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Balsam performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
high
more than 86% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
high
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Balsam's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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41  Procedures

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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 Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balsam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balsam's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balsam to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Balsam'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 (2)

Dr. Balsam put an aortic tissue valve in my heart in April 2014. She did an excellent job, as did everyone on the surgical staff. I have the highest regard for her surgical abilities (and also for her as a person) and would not hesitate to have her be my surgeon again. Anyone with the sort of...more
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Dr. Balsam is a wonderful, skillful, and kind surgeon. She and her team visited me every day in Bellevue Hospital (which is associated with NYU) while I was recovering from open heart surgery to remove an atrial myxoma. I am indebted to this remarkable doctor for saving my life and helping to ease...more
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