Dr. Louis Astra, MD

Dr. Louis Astra, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o
(14)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Louis Astra, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

North Pinellas Surgical Institute

1501 S Pinellas Ave Ste T

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
high
more than 87% of peers
Thrombosis
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Astra'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.

Dr. Astra's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Astra "Louis I. Astra, MD, FACS is a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon as well as a general surgeon. He is board-certified through the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Astra completed his medical education at the University of Pittsburgh, completing his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and his fellowship at Ohio State University. SPECIALTIES: THORACIC Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy: open lung biopsies, wedge resection, bleb resection, pleural disease, decortications, lobectomy Mediastinoscopy/Mediastinotomy: oncologic staging, mediastinal biopsies Bronchoscopy: rigid and flexible, airway stenting Tracheal disease/tracheostomies ESOPHAGUS Esophagectomy CARDIAC Pacemakers Epicardial lead implants Pericardial Windows VASCULAR Carotid Endarterectomy Peripheral arterial disease: open and percutaneous Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair,endovascular and open Vascular Access (ports, dialysis) Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein, Venous Insufficiency Treatment NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS"
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5  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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79  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Ohio State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Astra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Astra's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Astra to family and friends
14 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Astra'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 (3)

Had hernia surgery and was totally satisfied with Dr. Astra and the Hospital staff . Very caring and helpful with all my needs. He is a very experienced Dr. and has excellent skills
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Dr. Astra is amazing, I had 3 prior hernia surgeries and he saved my life. He preformed a 4th repair because of what the prior surgeons had done to me my insides were like (in Dr Astra's words) swiss cheese & I dever oped a blockage. Dr Astra worked on me for over 7 hrs and I've been great with no...more
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Dr astra cleaned up the mess that another surgeon did after I contracted an infection in my sternum he tightened up my chest flaps and the infection is about gone
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