Dr. Michael Defrain, MD

Dr. Michael Defrain, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
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Dr. Michael Defrain, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read his story

6006 49th St N Ste 310

Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

Contact Information

(727) 527-9779

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
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 92% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
high
more than 81% of peers
Lung Surgery
high
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Defrain's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Defrain "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."
This content was provided by Dr. Defrain "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

59  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
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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64  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 Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Michigan State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Michigan State University General Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Texas Heart Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Defrain has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defrain's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defrain to family and friends
30 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Defrain'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 (16)

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 !...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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