Dr. Robert Binford, MD

Dr. Robert Binford, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Binford, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 605

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna

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Aortic Valve Disease
more than 68% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 67% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 64% of peers

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Dr. Binford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Binford "My background is atypical of most doctors. I started off as an aerospace engineer. My Master's thesis was done through a research project with NASA. I ,also, worked a couple of years at General Dynamics. I think my engineering training is a big asset when it comes to surgery. As an engineer, I am able to understand complex mechanical systems. In addition, I am able to visualize 3-D relationships easily. I believe this has helped me excel in complex aortic valve and mitral valve surgery. Plus, I am always looking for better and less invasive ways to perform heart surgery. In Nashville, my partner and I started one of the first and more successful minimally invasive heart surgery programs in SE USA. After moving to Overlake, not only have I developed a very successful minimally invasive valve surgery program, but I helped build our TAVR and MitraClip programs."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

28  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect

30  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • In University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Med University Sc College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Binford, MD
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Binford - he and his staff were professional, courteous, and so very helpful. After my surgery, his staff were always available for me and any concerns that I had. My follow-up visits were reassuring and informative. I'm glad that I had him as my...Read More
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