Dr. Richard Downey, MD

Dr. Richard Downey, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(5)
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Dr. Richard Downey, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Muskegon, MI. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Downey is affiliated with North Ottawa Community Hospital, Mercy Health - Mercy Campus, Mercy Health - Hackley Campus, Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital.

1560 E Sherman Blvd Ste 309

Muskegon, MI 49444

Contact Information

(231) 672-8643

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
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Lung Surgery
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more than 94% of peers
Aortic Dissection
very high
more than 91% of peers
Thoracentesis
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Downey "Our group has been serving the needs of West Michigan patients for more than 55 years. The surgeons of WMCTS, with more than 150 years of combined experience, employ the latest and most comprehensive surgical approaches for the treatment of a variety of cardiothoracic conditions. Our skilled surgical team is dedicated to providing unparalleled, personalized care and to improving the quality of life for our patients."

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • 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
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Columbia College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Downey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downey to family and friends
5.0
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Downey'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Allendale, MI |
This is hands down the absolutely most skillful, knowledgeable, professional, caring Dr. I have had the privilege of becoming one of his patients. He acted with a sense of urgency and kept me calm and steady but knowledgeable about the seriousness of my new heart issue, my first surgery and heart surgery at that, I was kept comfortable and informed, his staff was very kind and informative and my care was very personalized. I will always recommend this Dr. And his wonderful staff.
in Ortiz |
Very good Doctor. He's very Professional and knows what he's doing. Always caring for your we'll being and Nurses & staff very friendly as well. Honestly I didn't want to leave the hospital if it wasn't that I was tired from being in bed most of the time. Thank you Dr. Downey.
Muskegon, MI |
Dr. Downey did a surgery recently on my aunt and it turned into a very lengthy, difficult surgery but he took all the extra time and energy to perform it to bring her through.
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Dr. Downey accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Downey has admitting privileges

Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital
1840 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital
100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Mercy Health - Hackley Campus
1700 Clinton St
Muskegon, MI 49442
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North Ottawa Community Hospital
1309 Sheldon Rd
Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Mercy Health - Mercy Campus
1500 E Sherman Blvd
Muskegon, MI 49444
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