Dr. Richard Downey, MD

Dr. Richard Downey, MD

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Dr. Richard Downey, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Muskegon, MI and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

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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Dr. Downey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downey performs Lung Surgery more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Downey performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downey performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Downey performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Thoracentesis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Downey performs Thoracentesis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Downey performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Downey's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Cancer
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
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 Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Paracentesis
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Pleural Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 vari...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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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...Read More
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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.
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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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