Dr. Michael DeFrain, MD

Dr. Michael DeFrain, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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46 y/o
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Dr. Michael DeFrain, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read his story

LPG Physicians Group Cardiothoracic Surgery

9981 S Healthpark Dr Ste 120

Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. DeFrain's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFrain performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. DeFrain performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFrain performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. DeFrain performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFrain performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 83% of his peers

Dr. DeFrain performs this procedure more than 83% 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

Dr. DeFrain's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
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
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
Coronary Stenting
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Block
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart Valve Replacement
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
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
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Valve Surgery
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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 Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
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 (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the highest level of care for the improvement of human life.  I strive to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare in an environment where every patient is valued and given personalized attention.  I en...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • Michigan State University
    Internship Hospital
  • 2005
    Texas Heart Institute
    Fellowship Hospital
    2005
  • 2003
    Michigan State University General Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital
    2003
  • 1998
    Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School
    1998
  • 1994
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School
    1994

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4.6

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An excellent surgeon, who explained everything related to my dad's health issue and kept us in loop in each step . He never rushed and went extra mile to explain everything to my dad and to us and answered all our questions with lots of patience . I always felt my dad is in extremely safe hands !...Read More
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Dr. DeFrain is not only very knowledgeable but he is an honest surgeon as well. You could not ask for a more professional expert in his field. I am very happy and proud to be one of his many patients!
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I would recommend him to anyone. He's very professional and still has a great bedside manner. He will continue to be our surgeon.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Defrain to anyone who needs a Cardiothoracic surgeon. He was knowledgeable, compassionate, and took the time to explain the procedure I would be having in detail to me and my husband. I cannot say enough good things about him!
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This was my first visit to discuss my case with Dr. Defrain after seeing numerous doctors and going through series of test. I found him likeable and knowledgeable, He came highly recommendrf to me. He was so honest and gave me time to ask all of my questions. I totally trust him to do my surgery
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
Wellcare of Georgia
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Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL