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Dr. Marnix Verhofste, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Verhofste

Dr. Marnix Verhofste, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(515) 235-5000

Dr. Verhofste accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Verhofste's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Verhofste performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Verhofste performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Verhofste performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Verhofste performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Verhofste performs Lung Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Verhofste performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Verhofste's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 t...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Verhofste's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Verhofste

4.0

Based on 4 reviews

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1 Star
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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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