Dr. Rudolph Altergott, MD

Dr. Rudolph Altergott, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. Rudolph Altergott, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

5255 E Stop 11 Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46237

Contact Information

(317) 851-2323

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
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Dr. Altergott accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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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.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altergott performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Altergott performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Maze Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altergott performs Maze Procedure more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Altergott performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Heart Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Altergott performs Heart Surgery more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Altergott performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Altergott's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rudolph Altergott, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1987
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Awesome Surgeon!!!!! He saved my life. Yes there is a chance (2%) you can have a stroke but this was a chance I was willing to take, because without the surgery, days of life left we’re minim.
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Locations

Cardiac Surgery Associates SC

Cardiac Surgery Associates SC5255 E Stop 11 Rd Indianapolis, IN 46237
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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

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

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average