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Dr. Peter Fonseca, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Fonseca

Peter Fonseca MD PC

10004 Kennerly Rd Ste 345A Saint Louis, MO 63128

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Dr. Peter Fonseca, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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Fantastic physician in every way. Knows his stuff!! Takes time to explain his reasoning for what he intends to do and why....u must be ready to hav any questions ready on pre op visit that u may hav tho because he’s ready to go and seal the deal as he doesn’t always assume that there is anything further to discuss. He’s a very busy man but the best in his field!
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Dr. Fonseca is a down to earth and gifted surgeon. I was operated on in April of 2018. All prerequisite procedures and the surgery itself went extremely well. After surgery Dr. Fonseca was very attentive making sure he saw me everyday and was also kept well advised of my condition and level of comfort. It was apparent he commanded respect from the nursing staff. All patients were well taken care of but it was obvious his instructions were followed to the letter because I was his patient.
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Talented, smart and the hardest worker I have seen in medicine. When I was in the hospital he was there all times of the day and night checking on me.
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Biography

Dr. Peter Fonseca, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Medical College Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital
Wright State University
Residency Hospital
1994
Med College Wis
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Wright State University
Internship Hospital
1987
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1988
1987

Awards

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(314) 543-5252

Dr. Fonseca accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Fonseca's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fonseca performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 97% of his peers

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

Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fonseca performs Lung Surgery more than 97% of his peers

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

Empyema
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fonseca treats Empyema more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fonseca treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Fonseca's conditions and procedures:

  • 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 Valve Disease
  • 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
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average