Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 81
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Dr. Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 50 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

Insurance Accepted

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

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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
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
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 provid...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • 1970
    University Ala Hosps
    Residency Hospital
    1970
  • 1968
    University Ala Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital
    1968
  • 1967
    Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1967
  • 1962
    Washington University School Of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1962
  • 1961
    Washington University St Louis
    Medical School
    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%
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4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 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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