Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 82
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Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 51 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1961 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

3023 N Ballas Rd Ste 150D

Saint Louis, MO 63131

Contact Information

(314) 996-5287

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kouchoukos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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Dr. Kouchoukos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kouchoukos treats Aortic Dissection more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kouchoukos treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kouchoukos performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kouchoukos performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kouchoukos performs Lung Surgery more than 95% of his peers

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

Dr. Kouchoukos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Diseases
  • 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 Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our cardiac surgery practice at Missouri Baptist includes highly-skilled surgeons who work with each other on a daily basis in collaboration, not competition, treating each patient. Our group is unique in its level of experience and service provided ...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1970
University Ala Hosps
Residency Hospital
1968
University Ala Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
1967
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1962
Washington University School Of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1961
Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1970
1968
1967
1962
1961

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Board of Directors, 2005
  • 53 Textbooks and Chapters,
  • Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 1978,1981,
  • 400 Medical Journal Publications,
  • The Hugh D. McCulloch Award, American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate-Greater St. Louis Area, 2006
  • Hellenic Medical Society of New York - Physician of the Year, 1981
  • St. Louis Magazine Best Doctor List, 2009-2011
  • National Marfan Foundation - Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Health Care; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare; Who's Who in the Midwest, 2012
  • 125 Published Medical Abstracts,
  • Antoine Marfan Award, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2005
  • 340 Medical Presentations,
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Bicuspid Aortic Foundation, 2007
  • Physician of the Year, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 1991

Dr. Kouchoukos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kouchoukos

4.8

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
91.30434782608695%
(21)
4 Stars
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1 Star
4.3478260869565215%
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Dr. Kouchoukos did my Ross procedure (double-valve replacement, aortic-pulmonary) Dec 2000, 16+ yrs ago. I just had my reg post-op echocardiogram this morning (@ Yale New Haven, CT), and again my cardiologist marvelled. He can't even hear a murmur with a stethoscope, and he could barely tell even...Read More
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It was first visit so he had to look at my records and discs of condition of my problem and that's why it took. Little longer to wait. I felt very good talking with him. He actually made drawing when explaining my problem. Very easy to talk to and ask questions!
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