Dr. Michael Wait, MD

Dr. Michael Wait, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Michael Wait, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1983 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

5323 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas, TX 75390

Contact Information

(214) 645-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Wait's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lung Surgery

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

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

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

Vascular Disease

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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
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
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
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)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
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
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
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Tracheal Reconstruction
Tracheal Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Tumor Resection
Tumor Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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 ...


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

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


  • 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
    Undergraduate School


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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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PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
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