Dr. Ralph Paone, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Ralph Paone, MD
Dr. Ralph Paone, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Lubbock, TX. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Paone is affiliated with University Medical Center and Lubbock Heart Hospital.

Lubbock Heart Surgery

3502 9th St Ste 260

Lubbock, TX 79415

Contact Information

(806) 792-8185

Dr. Ralph Paone, MD

Dr. Ralph Paone, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon practicing in a academic, tertiary care hospital, I can offer my patients the latest technologies and devices available in our specialty. Texas Tech - University Medical Center in Lubbock has a state of the art cardiac and cardiac surgery care unit and award winning nurses. In addition, Texas Tech offers all of the specialists available in a contemporary academic medical center.
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Dr. Paone's Experience

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Dr. Paone's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
2

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

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • 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 Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Tex Tech University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tex Tech University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Nm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Paone has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paone to family and friends
4.0
based on 12 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Paone's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Roswell, NM |
Dr Paone spent time with my father Wayne and myself explaining the procedure and what to expect. He was reassuring and compassionate. He spent time after my fathers surgery with me and explained the important details of the surgery. I would recommend Dr Paone to all my family and friends and other folks who are in the need of excellent care, skills, and compassion.
in Carlsbad, NM |
I just underwent aortic valve replacement surgery under Dr. Paone. I found him to be highly skilled and he and his staff diligent and hard-working. Previous to the surgery, Dr. Paone listened carefully to my concerns and I know he incorporated my input in the choice of a replacement valve. Before, during and after the procedure I felt I had the Doctor's close attention and care. He checked on me at least twice a day to the very end of my hospitalization. My recovery is going very smoothly.
in Richardson, TX |
He maybe considered a great physician but he is not an empathetic or gracious human being.
in Roswell Nm |
Dr Paone saved my life. I have a genetic blood disorder which made my surgery extremely complicated. I was scared beyond belief. They re run all blood work and studied me for 2 days then did a quadruple bypass. I was flown into to Lubbock Tx via a jet and I walked out of hospital 5 days later. I feel great. I can breathe, walk without legs hurting at all. I'm going to live thanks to this brilliant man and the tremendous care from Texas Tech hospital nursing staff. Great Doctor !
in Lubbock, TX |
Talented at his profession, however, extremely non specific and poor at communication. As a patient, I felt that he did not take an interest in explaining the details about my condition and surgery to me. I felt alienated by my own doctor. He was also very rude to the nurses and p.a. who did more work than he did. You can find plenty of surgeons equal to his level of skill and likely any other surgeon above his skill level at caring and communicating with the patient.
in Hobbs nm |
This Dr. Saved my husbands life!!! He prepared us for the worst and came out of surgery with the best news possible!! Scars healing amazing ! When I told him personal info of my husbands he used it to beter treat him,not judge him. Great bedside manners. Very humble man. You should be so lucky to have him!
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Dr. Paone accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Paone has admitting privileges

University Medical Center
602 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79415
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Lubbock Heart Hospital
4810 N Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
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