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Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Perez-Tamayo

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Maywood, IL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Chicago Pritzker Sch Med in 1990 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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Dr. Perez-Tamayo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Group Employees PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care of Illinois
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Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Perez-Tamayo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Perez-Tamayo performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Perez-Tamayo performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Perez-Tamayo performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Perez-Tamayo performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Perez-Tamayo treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Perez-Tamayo treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Perez-Tamayo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • 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
  • 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
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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
  • 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
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

I believe in delivering compassionate, evidence-based care in a collaborative fashion. This collaboration includes the patients and their families, and I build this by taking all the time necessary to explain the indications, risks, and benefits of every intervention. I am easy to contact 24/7.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2001
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Duke School of Engineering
1991
Duke University Hosp
Internship Hospital
1990
University Chicago Pritzker Sch Med
Medical School
1986
University of Chicago
Undergraduate School
2001
1999
1998
1996
1991
1990
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Doctor Perez-Tamayo was very confident of his skills and the procedures I faced. His knowledge was very comforting and if I had to put my life in someone’s hands I am glad they were his.
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Dr was very patient and convincing, he practically saved his life!
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Absolutely wonderful care, I felt very at ease. He explained everything in detail to me. Staff provided me with great care especially the nurses. They all listened to me and provided care and compassion. They treated me like family.
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We feel that Dr. Perez-Tamayo is an amazing dr he is very clear and thorough in explaining all the pros and cons. Was there any time we needed him. Answered all of our questions. He surrounds himself with excellent staff. He gave us all our options and chose the right path for my future...Read More
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I had a good experience. The doctor is great and very calming. He made me laugh during a difficult situation. The office staff was great and very patient. Also the ICU nurses were great and took very good care of me.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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