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Dr. Michael Wait, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Wait

Dr. Michael Wait, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1983 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.


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(214) 645-7700

Dr. Wait accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Wait's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait performs Lung Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Wait performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait treats Pulmonary Disease more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Wait treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Vascular Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wait treats Vascular Disease more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Wait treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Wait's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • 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 Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart-Lung Transplant
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Stenting Procedures of the Airway (Trachea) and Esophagus
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Restoration
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Wait is devoted to treating patients with coronary disease, but he believes they can help keep themselves out of his office by following a few simple tips: exercise; lose weight; stop smoking; and see a dentist regularly. A lot of heart valve inf...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Transplant Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1992
University Tex Sw Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Tex Sw Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
University Tex Sw Med Center
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1979
Baylor
Undergraduate School
1992
1990
1984
1983
1979

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wait

4.6

Based on 8 reviews

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1 Star
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I would recommend Dr. Wait . Wonderful experience !
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Dr. Wait goes out of his way to take care of his patients. I work in healthcare and deal with many physicians and can honestly say he is a good listener, kind, caring, knowledgeable and experienced. He is someone we trust whole heartedly. I am thankful that my mother is being cared for by him. He's...Read More
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Cabbage heart surgery performed by the messiah on my 75 year old mother the love of my life. It is with a great deal of appreciation and gratitude that we in the family see our mother call us again by our names. Thank you Dr. Wait. and the team.
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