Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD

Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
69 y/o
17 reviews

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Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Burbank, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Schaerf is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center....See Less

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Schaerf's Experience

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

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schaerf has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Schaerf is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Schaerf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schaerf to family and friends
4.9
based on 17 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Schaerf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Inglewood, CA |
Dr. Schaerf was recommended to me due to his world renowned expertise in pacemaker lead extraction. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen and unavoidable complications, I had to undergo a second, more serious procedure just two days later. I am convinced that it is only through the grace of God and Dr. Schaerf's expertise that I am alive today to write this. Dr. Schaerf and his office staff are caring & compassionate. I would highly recommend the doctor to anyone in need of the services he provides.
in Glendale, CA |
Dr. Schaerf is an excellent surgeon. I was recently diagnosed with a 3 cm Adenocarcinoma in my right upper lobe which Dr. Schaerf removed via VATS procedure. He answered all questions patiently. I was told the entire tumor was removed and the lymph nodes removed were clean. The surgery was done as Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, CA, and I was there 4 days. Post surgery pain was minimal. He is HIGHLY respected by his peers, the nurses and staff, and as his patient, recommend him.
in Las Vegas, NV |
20 years ago Dr. Schaerf performed a lobectomy on my left lung due to tumor. The next year, due to a rare infection, my right lung turned to "a fist of goo" per Dr. Schaerf. He let me know I was in dire condition and could have died. I woke up in ICU with him by my side. He said "It was the worst thing" he'd seen in his career. I wasn't expected to live 5 more years. I'm still here thanks in large part to this amazing, caring, wonderful doctor. Thanks Ray!!!
in Burbank, CA 91505 |
Straight forward and kind.
in Cypress, CA |
Amazing professional: I can not tell you more about his kindness and caring that exceeds any other professional I have EVER worked with!!! He spends time with you as a patient and cares for every aspect of your needs, including fear, amazing clinical expertise and most of all kindness and compassion. I have had a pacemaker for over 40 years and have never had a lead extraction that was successful until my surgery with Dr Schaerf. Fabulous! Thank you for being you!
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Dr. Schaerf accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Options
    PacifiCare
  • WellPoint

Hospitals where Dr. Schaerf has admitting privileges

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
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