Dr. Randall W. Buss, MD

Dr. Randall W. Buss, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 61 years old

LPG – Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Dr. Buss specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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in Fort Myers, FL |
My mother went in because she had a calcified aorta. The first time he saw her, it was really bad and she needed surgery as soon as possible. The next time she went in, now it wasn't that bad and elective. This woman was having trouble getting across the house without getting out of breath. Should have known then it was going to be bad. The surgery took longer than it was supposed to, and then my mom bled out from the inside. I can't recommend this surgeon. My mom isn't here to not recommend him
in Cape Coral, FL |
LACK OF CONCERN AND ATTENTION PRIOR DURING AND AFTER PROCEDUER. YOU DO NOT WANT THIS MAN OPERATING ON YOUR FAMILY. SINCE MY PROCEDURE I HAVE HAD MANY OTHERS CONFIRM WHAT I NOW KNOW. IF YOU HAVE TIME SEEK OTHER CARE.
in North fort Myers, Florida |
Dr Buss saved my life.. Without him and his band of angels I would not be here....I am humble and excited about the possibilities of my 2nd chance at life..I thank you Dr Buss....may god continue to bless you...Donna J Herrick
Cape Coral, FL |
Highly recommend Dr. Buss for surgery, he seems to be excellent at what he does. However, please go out of your way to get informed about what to expect post-surgery, as in my experience, I was not sufficiently informed. In addition, be proactive about your health and any signs of infection that may arise post surgery. My signs were not given enough attention by the staff and this became life threatening. In a word, please find additional resources and expertise to guide you through post-surgery
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • 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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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Al Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    U Tex Sw/Parkland Meml Hosp

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    U Tex Sw/Parkland Meml Hosp

    Completed in 1986

    University Of Michigan Hospitals

    Completed in 1988

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients