Dr. Michael P. Defrain, MD

Dr. Michael P. Defrain, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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 enjoy the ongoing diagnostic challenges of cardiac surgery, but especially value the interaction with my patients and their families and endeavor to make a positive impact in their lives.Read more

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The physicians and staff of Cardiac Surgical Associates of Northside are strongly committed to providing prompt, compassionate, state of the art surgical care. We believe good communication plays a critical role in obtaining optimal outcomes. We believe in a team approach to patient care, and will work diligently to maintain coordinated multi-specialty care and patient follow up.Read more

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Gastonia, NC |
Defrain coerced my mother into heart surgery. After several complications and months of misery she died 5 months later. She was 89 years old and didn't deserve to die like this.
in Indian Shore, FL |
My husband was scheduled for lung cancer surgery with Dr. DeFrain. Before the operation my husband had an adverse reaction to a drug due to a positive TB test. He lost weight and developed pneumonia. Dr. DeFrain cancelled surgery and we never saw him again. Our Pulmonologist got an appointment with a colleague of Dr. DeFrain who also turned my husband down for surgery, recommending a university hospital because he could not guarantee the support we might need. We are now starting from scratch.
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • 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
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Robotic Lung and Thoracic Surgery

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Valves

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

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  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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 Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Michigan State University
  • Residency Hospital
    Michigan State University General Surgery Residency

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Texas Heart Institute

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1994

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Defrain's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Defrain says...

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 enjoy the ongoing diagnostic challenges of cardiac surgery, but especially value the interaction with my patients and their families and endeavor to make a positive impact in their lives.

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Dr. Defrain's Care Philosophy

The physicians and staff of Cardiac Surgical Associates of Northside are strongly committed to providing prompt, compassionate, state of the art surgical care. We believe good communication plays a critical role in obtaining optimal outcomes.  We believe in a team approach to patient care, and will work diligently to maintain coordinated multi-specialty care and patient follow up. 

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Dr. Defrain says...

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Robotic Lung and Thoracic Surgery

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Valves

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)