Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD

Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD

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Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mayo Clinic- Arizona

13400 E Shea Blvd Ste 2B

Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Pajaro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pajaro treats Pericardial Disease more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Pajaro treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Port Placements or Replacements
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pajaro performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Pajaro performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Heart Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pajaro treats Heart Disease more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Pajaro treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Pajaro's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • 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)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focuse...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1999
Fellowship - Cardiothoracic Surgery Division of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Senior Registrar - Cardiothoracic Surgery Harefield Hospital
1996
Internship/Residency Department of General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
PhD - Thesis: Left Ventricular Filling Dynamics in the Normal and Hypertrophied Dog Heart Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Post Doctoral Fellowship - Fulbright Fellowship - Transplant Biology John Radcliffe and Oxford University Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1990
MD - Medical Scientist Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School
1987
MS - Physiology and Biophysics (with Distinction) Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical School
1982
AB - Biochemical Sciences Harvard University
Undergraduate School
1999
1997
1996
1995
1994
1990
1987
1982

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Member Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, 1988
  • Harvard Fellow Scholarship Harvard University, 1978
  • Fulbright Scholar John Radcliffe Hospital, 1993
  • Honor Society Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1988
  • Medical Scientist Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1985
  • Recognition for Scientific Achievement Columbian Association of North Florida, 2006
  • George Z. Zuidema Research Award Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1994

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Abstract Reviewer for International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Basic Science and Translational Research Council International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • Blood Utilization and Storage Task Force Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Division of Cardiac Anesthesia University of Alabama at Birmingham, Co-Chairman
  • Blood Utilization Committee University of Alabama at Birmingham, Member
  • Crossroads in Lung Transplantation 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Co-Chairman
  • International Society of Computational Biology, Member
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support Council International Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Member

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Excellent surgeon, takes his time with you to explain things so that you understand your condition and subsequent procedure. I don’t believe you could find a better surgeon.
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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