Dr. Richard Vigness, MD

Dr. Richard Vigness, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Richard Vigness, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

1307 8th Ave Ste 601

Fort Worth, TX 76104

Contact Information

(817) 926-3320

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Atherosclerosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
very high
more than 96% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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5  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

66  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • U Tex Affil Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • U Tex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • U Tex Affil Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • St Lukes Episcopal Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vigness has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vigness' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vigness

4.6

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
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1 Star
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Dr Richard Vigness is such a wonderful person and a gentleman. He is the best surgeon I have ever met. He is the most knowledgeable and expert in the industry.
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Dr. Vigness is kind, caring and a gentle soul. He genuinely cares about his patients. He is smart professional and conscientious. I have seen him for several years and highly respect him. He will greet you with a smile and very pleasant attitude. When I get reports from other physicians that don’t...Read More
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Dr. Vigness is not just a talented surgeon. He cares more than I've ever seen anyone care about his job. Anyone he performs surgery on is in the best and most caring hands. He is extremely honest, even if his thoughts are not optimistic and he refuses to sugarcoat things (which is good). He will...Read More
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Dr. Vigness is a caring doctor. Very much educates his patients about the exact procedures and what to expect. I appreciated his caring for me as a patient after the procedure. He is so friendly and kind I would recommend him.
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Dr. Vigness saved my life in 2010. I had a 5.1 aorta aneurysm and it "exploded" in Dr. Vigness' hands as he was operating on me. I owe him for my life- Ron Harris
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