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 47 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

Insurance Accepted

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

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schaerf's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaerf performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schaerf performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaerf performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schaerf performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schaerf performs Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Schaerf performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Schaerf's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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 Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Raymond Schaerf, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1972 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

University Miami
Residency Hospital
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1972
New York Medical College
Medical School
1972

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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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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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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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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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Straight forward and kind.
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
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