Dr. Peter Pluscht, MD

Dr. Peter Pluscht, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Peter Pluscht, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Mobile, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1855 Spring Hill Ave Ste D143

Mobile, AL 36607

Contact Information

(251) 471-3544

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Pluscht accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pluscht

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pluscht treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pluscht treats other conditions, please contact the office at (251) 471-3544.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Dr. Pluscht typically treats 85% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Heart Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Pluscht typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Dissection
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Pluscht typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Surgery
Thoracentesis
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Pluscht'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 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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • 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
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Peter Pluscht, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Mobile, AL and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Alabama...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1991
UAB
Residency Hospital
1987
UAB
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Peter Pluscht, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pluscht frequently treats Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Thoracic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Pluscht specializes.

Where is Dr. Peter Pluscht, MD's office located?

Dr. Pluscht's office is located at 1855 Spring Hill Ave Ste D143, Mobile, AL 36607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Pluscht's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pluscht

4.5

Based on 16 ratings

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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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I had quadruple bypass on 23APR20. Dr. Pluscht is a no-nonsense guy with a huge load. I appreciate his focus, drive and skill. I prepared some questions for him and he answered all of them to my satisfaction. While he is very business driven and to the point, I found his demeanor to be quite pleasant and jovial when he had the time to afford that. Honestly, I don't know how these guys do this day in and day out every day of their lives. Thank you for taking care of me and continuing to take care of me. David C. Adams, Gulf Shores, Al- May 29, 2020
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DAVID C ADAMS – May 29, 2020
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Dr. Pluscht replaced my mitral valve recently, using a minimally invasive surgical procedure. I could not be happier with the outcome and entire surgical process. Outstanding....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg – Dec 16, 2019
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My experience with Dr Pluscht was terrific. He replaced my mitral valve In December 2014 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope without any issues. He is a very busy man and I respect what he has done for me. This was my third heart surgery with the first two in Cincinnati where I'm from each with removing atrial myxomas. May God bless him for what he has done for me and so many others... This includes my supervisors' sister, who he operated on this morning at Providence Hospital here in Mobile.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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Kathy Keating in Fairhope, AL – Jun 22, 2019
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I was operated on April 4th for a 5.8 amyerism at thomas hospital I was discharged on the 5th every thing he said he did. I have read people say he is arrogant I liked his arrogance and his professionally deffinally would recommend him and his staff thank you.
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Apr 25, 2019
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I had heard nothing but good things about Dr. Pluscht as a surgeon. However if you have the unfortunate death of a loved one following the surgery. Which I feel had nothing to do with him as a surgeon. I hope you do not need him to sign off on a death certificate. We have been waiting a month to get a response from him. This is certainly not what you want to deal with after the death of a loved one.
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Tami Cathers in Semmes, AL – Nov 08, 2018
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I like him and his staff....the entire practice! I don't think a jovial personality has a place in a critical life or death medical procedure. Some of The reviews that I read were very critical of his personality. Would you rather hear a cute joke from your surgeon and die or have a great surgeon save your life and not tell you a joke? I choose the later. I am greatful for his skills in making me well and extending my time here on earth. Roger Sovine
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Roger Sovine in Gulf Shores, AL – May 29, 2018
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Dr. Plusch performed my bypass surgery in September of 2017. I cannot say enough great things about the entire process. His office, staff and follow up are all top shelf. If you are in need of his services, I highly recommend Dr. Pluscht
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Darrell Pitts in Wilmer,AL – Mar 11, 2018
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Hopefully this surgeon has talent He certainly has no people skills And is Very arrogent and short with the patient We were not convinced that Dr Pluscht was conveying the whole truth to us He was always in a hurry and very abrupt when dealing with our critical heart condition My spouse had a lot of post operative problems Dr Pluscht offered no assistance in resolving these issues and pushed us off on a cardiologist who had no idea what to do We cant recommend him
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Samua in Decatur, GA – Feb 27, 2017
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Dr Pluscht performed heart valve replacement on me in November of 2013. So that I had the full story I have waited two years to post my review. I can now say that Dr Plustch is a superb surgeon. My experience with the whole ordeal has been as positive as it could be under the circumstances. Dr Plustch gets right to the point in explaining what the problem is and how he will go about fixing it. My recovery period for the surgery I had was I feel very minimal.
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Mike Rice in Gulf Shores, AL – Mar 05, 2016
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Locations

Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, P.C.

Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates, P.C.1855 Spring Hill Ave Ste D143 Mobile, AL 36607
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Infirmary Health - Mobile Infirmary

Mobile, AL

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Providence Hospital

Mobile, AL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

South Baldwin Regional Medical Center

Foley, AL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Springhill Medical Center

Mobile, AL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Thomas Hospital

Fairhope, AL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average