Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD

Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. Octavio Pajaro, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic 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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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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normal

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

Care Philosophy

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, foc...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1999
    Fellowship - Cardiothoracic Surgery Division of Cardiac Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    1999
  • 1997
    Senior Registrar - Cardiothoracic Surgery Harefield Hospital
    1997
  • 1996
    Internship/Residency Department of General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1996
  • 1995
    PhD - Thesis: Left Ventricular Filling Dynamics in the Normal and Hypertrophied Dog Heart Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School
    1995
  • 1994
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Fulbright Fellowship - Transplant Biology John Radcliffe and Oxford University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital
    1994
  • 1990
    MD - Medical Scientist Training Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School
    1990
  • 1987
    MS - Physiology and Biophysics (with Distinction) Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Medical School
    1987
  • 1982
    AB - Biochemical Sciences Harvard University
    Undergraduate School
    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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    • 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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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