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Dr. Richard Leone, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Leone

Dr. Richard Leone, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Duluth, MN and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus in 1994 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.


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Dr. Leone accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
LifeWise
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Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Heritage Signature
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Leone's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leone performs Lung Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Leone performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leone performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Leone performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Heart Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leone treats Heart Disease more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Leone treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Leone's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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 Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support System
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"I was fortunate enough to be trained by some of the most caring, competent and talented surgeons in the United States. The one thing that defined each of these surgeons was a commitment to the treat patient first and foremost, with compassion and r...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2002
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency Hospital
1994
Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
Medical School
Rutgers University
Undergraduate School
Ph.D. Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
2002
2002
2000
1994

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Dr. Leone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leone

4.6

Based on 9 reviews

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Dr. Leone performed lung surgery on my husband and my husband died 10 days later. I hardly saw Dr. Leone during those 10 days he never came to talk to me. After my husband died I did not hear from Dr. Leone either. I feel the bad after care that my husband received from Dr Leone is what caused his...Read More
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Dr. Leon is a nice, caring doctor able to explain relatively complex procedures in an understandable way. He is good at visiting patients in the hospital post-op. If I have any complaint, it is that I wish he had informed me that I had ended up with a fractured rib as a result of "rib spreading"...Read More
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I had the most wonderful privilege of having him as my surgeon..changed my life.. I will highly recommend him to anyone..he is simply the best..??
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We had our 1st visit today! He’s a breathe of fresh air. We liked him a lot. We felt as if he truly cared. He was very informative and very educated! Thank you, Dr Leone. Erin and Macky??
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Dr. Leone performed a multiple vessel bypass on my heart in 2008. I was out of the hospital quickly, had no infection or post surgery problems at all. He helped me avoid the heart attack. I have no restrictions and I now do 100 mile bicycle tours during the summer. He's obviously a skilled...Read More
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