Dr. Michael P. Defrain, MD

Dr. Michael P. Defrain, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 44 years old

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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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

      • 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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        Board Actions

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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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      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's Office & Staff

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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)