Dr. Rafe Connors, MD

Dr. Rafe Connors, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rafe Connors, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 360C

Saint Louis, MO 63131

Contact Information

(314) 996-5287

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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more than 82% of peers
Lung Surgery
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more than 79% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
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more than 71% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Connors "Our cardiac surgery practice at Missouri Baptist includes highly-skilled surgeons who work with each other on a daily basis in collaboration, not competition, treating each patient. Our group is unique in its level of experience and service provided at only one hospital. We discuss cases before, during, and after operations, and everyone is strongly committed to excellent outcomes. We have a dedicated team of cardiac anesthesiologists with an average of 25 years of experience who deal exclusively with our patients. Our ICU is solely dedicated to cardiothoracic patients, with experience far exceeding national norms. All of our recovery rooms are private, with a staff completely devoted to our patients. The office staff is patient-focused, and always available to help with any issues. Patients in our program can be assured they will be cared for with the best possible heart care."

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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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
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Utah; Research
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Virginia; Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons,
  • American College of Surgeons,
  • Chief Surgery Resident, University of Utah,
  • Moeller Surgical Society,
  • Medical Journal Publications: Trauma, American Journal of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery,
Media & Publications

Dr. Connors has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Connors' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Connors to family and friends
3.0
based on 2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Connors' Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Over 45 minutes

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Dr. Connors accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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