Dr. Marnix Verhofste, MD

Dr. Marnix Verhofste, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Marnix Verhofste, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

411 Laurel St Ste A250

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 235-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Lobectomy, Open
very high
more than 97% of peers
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
more than 97% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Verhofste "Dr. Verhofste holds a medical degree from the University of Ghent. His post-graduate training included surgical residencies at the Hospital H. Familie in Ghent, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He then served cardiac and critical care surgical fellowships at Massachusetts General, followed by cardiothoracic research and surgical fellowships at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Verhofste is board certified in thoracic surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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37  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Mass Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Med College Of Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Verhofste has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Verhofste's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Verhofste

4.0

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I was traveling and had to have Emergen surgery to repair an aortic dissection. DrVerhofstre and his team did an outstanding job of saving my life!!!
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