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Dr. Michael Wood, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 63

Dr. Wood

Riverview Cardiothoracic and VAscular Institute

303 Bay St Ste 201 Gadsden, AL 35901
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Dr. Michael Wood, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Gadsden, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, and more.

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Dear Doctor Wood, 10/5/2019 I wanted to take a moment to write and say thanks for saving my life in April of 2016. Your skill, talent and dedication to my health is best demonstrated by my excellent health 3.5 years later. Since my surgery, I have written two books, retired after 17 years with IBM, and took my bride of 41 years and our five grandchildren on some 13,000 miles of travel in our RV. In 2017 we traveled to Niagara Falls, Canada, Mt. Rushmore and back. In 2018 to the Grand Canyon and back. After two full years of retirement, I needed more interaction with people, and I returned to work (3 days per week) in the IT industry with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Dr. Wood, my more senior years have been good to me and it’s all because of you! Thank you. I trust that God will continue to bless you and your family as you serve the fine citizens of Alabama. I’m certain that your hands will touch so many others in such a positive way. LTC Dave Merrit
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Very happy with Dr. Wood. Explained things to me, very professional, friendly, and staff was wonderful too. The best!
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Dr. Wood and his staff are compassionate, knowledgeable and caring. I would highly recommend him.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Wood and he explained things very well. He seems to be an excellent physician and his staff is great. HOWEVER, yesterday I arrived at roughly 3:10 pm for a 3:15 pm appointment. I eventually left the office without being seen at exactly 5:00 pm. Waiting for almost 2 hours is ridiculous. I work in healthcare and realize things can come up but on my only other appointment with him I waited an excessively long time too. Not going back.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Cardiac and Vascular surgeon, I have tried to approach my patients as I would want to be treated. My approach by many has been described as a misplaced general practice physician. I listen to each patients' problem and try to help them cope with...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1989
Loma Linda Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Loma Linda Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Loma Linda University
Internship Hospital
1981
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1977
Southern Missionary College
Undergraduate School

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(909) 908-1361

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Dr. Wood's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Partial Lung Collapse
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wood treats Partial Lung Collapse more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wood treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Dr. Wood performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Wood performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
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Dr. Wood treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Wood treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Wood's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ablation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acinar Cell Carcinoma
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Air and Gas Embolism
  • Airway Stenting
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aorta-Pulmonary Artery Fistula
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Anomaly
  • Aortic Arch Interruption
  • Aortic Arch Syndrome
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Dilation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Aortic-Iliac Occlusive Disease
  • Aortoenteric Fistula
  • Aorto-Ventricular Tunnel
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Arterial Dissections With Lentiginosis
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arterial Puncture
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Chondromatosis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiac Restorative Surgery
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiac Standstill Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, With Woolly Hair and Keratoderma
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fatal Fetal, Due to Myocardial Calcification
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedure
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Catheter Angiography
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coarctation of Aorta, Dominant
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Ablation
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Malformation
  • Congenital Septal Defect
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryoablation
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • CT-Guided Biopsy
  • Debridement
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Tumor
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • False Aneurysm
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertrophic Branchial Myopathy
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Impella Device
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laser Angioplasty
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mechanical Embolectomy
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Therapy for Heart Failure
  • Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pectus Excavatum Macrocephaly Dysplastic Nails
  • Pediatric Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • PFO Repair
  • Phlebitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Embolism Lung Transplant Rejection
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retina Diseases
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Segmentectomy
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Septal Defect
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stenting
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Syncopal Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Transient Tachycardia
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Unstable Angina
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Anomaly
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venography
  • Venous Access Creation and Care
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Ventilator Management
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Resection
  • Ventricular Restoration
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Thymectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Visceral Aneurysm
  • X-Ray Guided Biopsy

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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average