Dr. Robert Hooker, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Hooker, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Lake Mary, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hooker has more experience with Cardiac Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Disorders, and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Integris Baptist Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hooker to book an appointment.


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Cardiovascular Surgeons, PA

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Lake Mary Office4106 W Lake Mary Blvd Lake Mary, FL 32746
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Colon & Rectal Surgery of Oklahoma3433 Nw 56th St Ste 760 Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Dr Hooker preformed my bilateral lung transplant 2 1/2 years when I was dying. I am living a very normal life and will be forever grateful to him. I also had the pleasure of working in that OR where I had the procedure. He is not only a gifted surgeon but a great and humble man.
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Aylene McKenzie Scott – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr Hooker replaced my mitral valve. He did an excellent job. Tampa General Hospital and his team were all very professional.
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Chris in Sun City Center, FL – Dec 12, 2018
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Dr Hooker neglected to do the most import part of my surgeries needed. I've had a terrible quality of life for the past two years and now how have to endure MORE pain, agony and suffering due to his negligence!!
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Dr. Hooker accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hooker performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Heart Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Heart Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hooker performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Hooker performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hooker treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker treats Venous Embolism and Thrombosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hooker treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Hooker treats this condition more than 93% 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 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Hooker treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Hooker performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

Aortic Dissection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker treats Aortic Dissection more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Hooker treats this condition more than 52% of their peers

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thoracentesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Thoracentesis more than 95% of their peers

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

Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Lung Surgery more than 87% of their peers

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

Tracheal Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hooker performs Tracheal Surgery more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Hooker performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Hooker'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 Replacement
  • 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
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • 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
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • 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 Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • 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

Care Philosophy

At Cardiovascular Surgeons, PA, we strive to provide our patients, referring physicians and community with superb quality cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care in a professional, efficient, and personal manner.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1995
Stanford U-Stanford Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1994
U Chicago Hosps
Residency Hospital
1989
Downstate MC-SUNY
Residency Hospital
1988
SUNY
Internship Hospital
1987
Weill Cornell Medical
Medical School

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Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Central Florida Regional Hospital

Sanford, FL

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average