Dr. Norman A. Hetzler Jr., MD

Dr. Norman A. Hetzler Jr., MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 59 years old

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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Specialties

      • Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • Cardiovascular Surgery
      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery
      • Vascular Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • General Surgery
      • Thoracic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
      • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • Aneurysm
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atherosclerosis
      • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Buerger's Disease
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Chest Wall Tumor
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Mass
      • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
      • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Poor Circulation
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
      • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
      • Septal Defect
      • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Thrombosis
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Traumatic Injuries
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Venous Insufficiency

      Procedures Performed

      • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
      • Aortic Valve Replacement
      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
      • Bronchoscopy
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Central Line Insertion
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Chest Tube Insertion
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
      • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
      • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Surgery
      • Heart Valve Replacement
      • Impella Device
      • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Maze Procedure
      • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
      • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Bypass
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Pulmonary Procedures
      • Radial Catheterization
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Tracheostomy
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Varicose Vein Procedure
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Hahnemann Medical College

        Graduated in 1982

      • Internship Hospital
        William Beaumont Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1983

      • Residency Hospital
        William Beaumont Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1987

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Walter Reed Army Medical Center

        Completed in 1992

      • Undergraduate School
        Pennsylvania State University

        Graduated in 1978

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Hetzler Jr.'s Office & Staff

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      Dr. Hetzler Jr.'s Care Philosophy

      Our practice believes in patient-centric care.  We work together with the patient and their family with the goal of achieving their maximum healing and wellness.