Dr. Richard Faro, MD

Dr. Richard Faro, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
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Dr. Richard Faro, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

3370 Burns Rd Ste 206

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Contact Information

(561) 626-9801

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
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Dr. Faro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

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 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 95% of their peers

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

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Faro performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Bypass
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Faro performs this procedure more than 62% 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 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Faro treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Faro performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

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 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Faro treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Faro treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Faro performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 95% of their peers

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

Vascular Surgical Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Faro performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Faro performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Faro performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Faro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • 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
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • 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
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Faro, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

1982
Rush Presby St Lukes Med Ct
Residency Hospital
1980
Rush Presby St Lukes
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Creighton University
Residency Hospital
1973
SUNY Dwnst Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1972
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1968
Villanova University
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Faro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Faro

4.5

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
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Dr faro is the best I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor. I’ve had two procedures I know nurses who know him that said he is the best I would not go to anyone else. His staff are very good
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Mitzy Sheppard – Jun 30, 2020
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Great Doctor, he is very patient and takes his time to explain what he is doing during the procedures which helps to alleviate and anxiety about what is happening or what will happen next. Also, can't say enough about his assistants Maria and Andy they are super efficient and professional!
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Lisa Molina – Feb 14, 2020
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Such a wonderful doctor..
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Shanny – Feb 06, 2020
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Great surgeon that is extremely good at his job and loves to see successful patients.
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Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Faro is a very pleasant doctor and really goes out of his way to explain things. His is a relaxed sort of a guy which in my opinion is a good thing. I have had 2 procedures under his professional care and can honestly say that he is the best. The wait time is about 10 minutes as he always has a full waiting room.
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May 13, 2019
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Dr Faro has many years experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is knowledgeable and skillful when facing challenges related to vascular blockages...both in the heart and extremities. I am thankful to have him and his staff caring for me.
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May 10, 2019
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First visit. Very satisfied.
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Apr 05, 2019
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Had a pleasant visit. Impressed with the entire staff... Very cordia, caring and professional.
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Jesse N. Lowery in Tequesta, FL – Sep 02, 2018
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Absolutely the BEST
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Heart Attack Patient in Jupiter, FL – Jun 21, 2018
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If you want to wait 2hrs in the office to see the Dr .go to Faro
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL – May 03, 2017
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I went to Dr. Faro because I wanted to have my spider veins removed. He said testing needed to be done to see if the veins inside my leg were functioning properly. He then said I had reflux in my saphenous vein, I had a venous ablation done and I've had constant pain since. Each time I went back he gave me a different answer then and he couldn't understand why I had pain. I've since gone to 2 top vascular surgeons who said they would have never done the ablation since I had no leg pain.
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Denise in Singer Island, FL – Dec 26, 2016
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One of the best surgeons. Friendly, but very professional. Explains everything he's doing
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Corine McCormack in Jupiter, FL – Dec 15, 2016
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Thorough, skilled and incredibly compassionate cardiac surgeon who performed a quad bypass on my husband. We are grateful!!
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PTMHCM in Hobe Sound, Fl – Jun 20, 2016
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Locations

Faro Motta MD PA

Faro Motta MD PA3370 Burns Rd Ste 206 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter, FL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average