Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male | 79 years old

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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 at only one hospital. We discuss cases before, during, and after operations, and everyone is strongly committed to excellent outcomes. We have a dedicated team of cardiac anesthesiologists with an average of 25 years of experience who deal exclusively with our patients. Our ICU is solely dedicated to cardiothoracic patients, with experience far exceeding national norms. All of our recovery rooms are private, with a staff completely devoted to our patients. The office staff is patient-focused, and always available to help with any issues. Patients in our program can be assured they will be cared for with the best possible heart care. Dr. Kouchoukos has been recognized as a St. Louis Magazine Best Doctor since 2009.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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Dr. Kouchoukos' 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 at only one hospital. We discuss cases before, during, and after operations, and everyone is strongly committed to excellent outcomes. We have a dedicated team of cardiac anesthesiologists with an average of 25 years of experience who deal exclusively with our patients. Our ICU is solely dedicated to cardiothoracic patients, with experience far exceeding national norms. All of our recovery rooms are private, with a staff completely devoted to our patients. The office staff is patient-focused, and always available to help with any issues. Patients in our program can be assured they will be cared for with the best possible heart care. Dr. Kouchoukos has been recognized as a St. Louis Magazine Best Doctor since 2009.

Dr. Kouchoukos' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Washington University St Louis

    Graduated in 1961

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington University School Of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1962

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1967

    University Ala Hosps

    Completed in 1970

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Ala Hosps

    Completed in 1968

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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