Dr. Richard S. Downey, MD

Dr. Richard S. Downey, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 62 years old

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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.Read more

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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's 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 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.

Dr. Downey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 1990

    Washington University

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia College

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • 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
  • 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 Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy