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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Top Care Areas

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Lung Surgery
more than 88% of peers
Lung Transplant
more than 46% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wait "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 infections come from people with bad teeth, Dr. Wait says. It is related to the frequency and severity of bacteria that enters the bloodstream. These infections occur frequently and they are often worse in patients with poor dental habits."

5  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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70  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Wait, MD
I would recommend Dr. Wait . Wonderful experience !
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Mar 14, 2016
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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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Ft Worth, TX – Mar 12, 2016
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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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