Dr. Peter Walinsky, MD

Dr. Peter Walinsky, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Peter Walinsky, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1995 and specializes in cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.

1400 E Boulder St Ste 700

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Walinsky performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 88% of peers
Heart Surgery
high
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Walinsky's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

5  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walinsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walinsky's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walinsky to family and friends
17 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Walinsky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Peter Walinsky saved my Grandfather's life! Dr. Walinsky found that Papa's heart was a mess. Dr. Walinsky said that most Dr's wouldn't recommend open surgery on someone with as advanced cardiac disease as our Papa had, but that he was willing to try it. Not only did he try, he succeeded at a...more
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Dr Walinsky performed life extending surgery for me. He was personable and spent time with my almost every day. Most post surgical discomfort was minimal and recovery was remarkably quick. Thanks Dr Walinsky
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Dr. Walinsky preformed my open heart in January, 2017. He successfully repaired my descending thoracic aneurysm and leaking aortic valve. My recovery has been a complete success, and I am looking forward to many more years of good health with family and friends thanks to his exceptional surgical...more
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This doctor defiantly saved my life by replacing my aortic valve with two heart bypasses. Awesome surgeon and a very nice person.
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Our experience with Dr Walinsky was nothing but amazing! My father was delivered to Memorial Hospital due to heart attack and per diagnosis surgery was needed. We were blessed to be in Dr Walinsky's care and him perform the surgery himself and watch my father post recovery at the hospital. Dr...more
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