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Dr. Rafe Connors, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Connors

Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Inc.

3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 360C Saint Louis, MO 63131

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Dr. Rafe Connors, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

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(314) 996-5287

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Dr. Connors' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pulmonary Disease

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Dr. Connors treats Pulmonary Disease more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Connors treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Lung Surgery

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Dr. Connors performs Lung Surgery more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Connors performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

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Dr. Connors treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Connors treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Connors' 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 Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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)
  • 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 Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • 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
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • 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

Care Philosophy

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 ...


  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


University Of Virginia; Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Utah
Residency Hospital
University Of Utah; Research
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Utah
Internship Hospital
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School


  • German
  • English


  • 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,

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What People Say About Dr. Rafe Connors, MD
I was taken to the E.R. at Mckay Dee (Ogden) Octobe 2014. Had a quadruple bypass December of same year, my wife also underwent a quadruple bypass. This amazing surgery was performed by Dr. Rafe Conners. We are very grateful for the extra time he has given to us and the talent the the almighty has given to him. Thank you..Dr.Conners and the Great staff at Mc Kay Dee Hospital.
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