Dr. Richard Brezing, MD

Dr. Richard Brezing, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Brezing, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Plantation, FL and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Brezing's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brezing "Dr. Richard A. Brezing has been in practice in the Fort Lauderdale area since 1984. He is the president and founder of South Florida Cardiovascular Surgical Associates. He is board-certified in cardiac and thoracic surgery and has extensive experience in that area since his completion of training. He has special interests in coronary artery bypass surgery and performs both on- and-off-pump surgeries. He has extensive experience in this area, especially in dealing with elderly patients. He is also very interested in the treatment of lung cancer and has a special interest in performing surgery in this area. He routinely works with oncologists to many times resect lesions after they have been pre-treated with chemotherapy. Dr. Brezing is originally from Niagara Falls, New York. He completed medical school training at New York Medical College in New York City and went to a general surgical training program at St. Luke`s Hospital in New York from 1975 to 1981. He did his cardiothoracic training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and was involved in the program during the first artificial heart on Barney Clark. He also participated in a one-year fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery in St. Luke`s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He has been married for 20 years to his wife Norma, and they have four children: Christina, Andrea, Amanda, and Julia. In his free time, Dr. Brezing enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include cycling and skiing, as well as raising reptiles. His favorite spectator sport is football, and he has a special attachment to the Buffalo Bills."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brezing "Florida Heart and Vascular Care of Broward provides quality cardiovascular services for southern Florida. We offer a variety of services specially catered to your needs."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Stroke
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Valvular Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
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59  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • St Lukes-Columbia U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • St Lukes-Columbia U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University of Utah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brezing has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brezing's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brezing to family and friends
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Brezing's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I was very pleased with the surgery Dr. Breezing performed. I found out when I went home 5 days later that Dr. Breezing was called out on another surgery as soon as he was done with mine. Whoever he left in charge, dropped the ball and never reported back to my family how the surgery went or even...more
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Let's see, set-up appointment on Health Grades for 2:45 pm, HG confirmed date and time, office staff called and stated appt time was 1200 as the Dr. does not see patients in the afternoon. I waited for over 1 hour and 40 minutes to see the doctor. I heard another patient outside my room ask how...more
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Never call to tell my sister result of biopsy. No one cared to call to ask how she was doing following surgery. Doctor has no compassion for patient.
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I had a quadruple bypass in Nov 2015. I can honestly say my experience thru the whole procedure was made better because of Dr. Brezing. He and his staff was exceptional. He was so very reassuring to me and my family. His confidence makes you less stressed, there was never any doubt in my mind I...more
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