Dr. Nicholas Smedira, MD

Dr. Nicholas Smedira, MD

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Dr. Nicholas Smedira, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1984 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

9500 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44195

Contact Information

(216) 445-7052

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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(216) 445-7052

Dr. Smedira accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Dr. Smedira's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Maze Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smedira performs Maze Procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Smedira performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mini-Maze Procedure
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smedira treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smedira treats Pericardial Disease more than 93% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis

Dr. Smedira's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Smedira, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry in 1984 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1984
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
1984

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Dr. Smedira operated on both of my parents. He gave us extra years with both parents, time we wouldn't have had if we relied on their local doctors. Can't say enough good about him.
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Had tricuspid valve replaced December 6, 2017. In 2011, I had a mitral valve and an aortic valve replaced at another hospital. Was a little apprehensive about having a 3rd valve replaced. Dr Smedira is an excellent heart surgeon, and I was very comfortable after he explained what he would do to fix my problem. I came home on the 5th day after surgery. This doctor and Agee, (nurse practitioner?), are amazing. World class care. Will always be grateful for their care and concern.
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Went for more surgery . Does not operate unless absolutely necessary was very happy with that.
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