Dr. Richard Chitwood, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Chitwood

St.Vincent Medical Group

10590 N Meridian St Ste 105 Indianapolis, IN 46290

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(317) 583-7600

Dr. Richard Chitwood, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in vascular surgery.


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Dr. Chitwood accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 35% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 35% of their peers

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 46% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Bypass
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 64% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 64% of their peers

Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 33% of their peers

Dr. Chitwood performs this procedure more than 33% of their peers

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Dr. Chitwood's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chitwood treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic (Heart) Aneurysm Repair
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chitwood treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chitwood treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Phlebitis
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis

Dr. Chitwood's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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Absolutely excellent, he performed major surgery in 2004, no problems since
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Chitwood, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1994
St Joseph Mercy Hosp
Residency Hospital
1989
St Joseph Mercy Hosp
Internship Hospital
1988
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

St.Vincent Medical Group

St.Vincent Medical Group10590 N Meridian St Ste 105 Indianapolis, IN 46290
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Saint Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital

Anderson, IN

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average