Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD

Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 71
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Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1972 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

2601 W Alameda Ave Ste 404

Burbank, CA 91505

Contact Information

(818) 843-2334

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 98% of peers
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
high
more than 89% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

3  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*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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 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
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • 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
  • Vascular Disease
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41  Procedures

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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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Dr. Schaerf's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schaerf

4.9

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr Schaerf did my Bronchoscopy, Node Biopsy and insertion of Port -A -Cath. He's not one for chitchat, but an Excellent doctor. I knew I couldn't be in any better care with a Thoracic surgeon. Absolutely I would recommend him.
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Vickie Buhen – Jul 15, 2018
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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....Read More
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Andréa R in Inglewood, CA – Apr 25, 2017
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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...Read More
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Cindy S in Glendale, CA – Jan 13, 2017
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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...Read More
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Barry B in Las Vegas, NV – Aug 26, 2016
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Straight forward and kind.
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Jeanne in Burbank, CA 91505 – May 16, 2016
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