Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo, MD

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Maywood, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Chicago Pritzker Sch Med in 1990 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

2160 S 1st Ave Ste 1036

Maywood, IL 60153

Contact Information

(708) 538-4258

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 47% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 41% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 41% of peers

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Dr. Perez-Tamayo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Perez-Tamayo "I am an American born to a Hispanic Heritage, and speak fluent Spanish. I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, and earned my Medical Degree at the University of Chicago. I have an additional Doctoral Degree in Engineering at Duke University, where I trained in General and Thoracic Surgery, before completing my training at Loyola University. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in Thoracic Surgery, and have certificates in General Surgery as well as Critical Care from the American Board of Surgery. I have 16 years experience after training as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, and have trained various other surgeons during that time. I am very proud to have served as the Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stroger Hospital (Cook County Hospital) before returning to Loyola University Health System in 2012. We have a Nationally Recognized Program for Heart and Vascular Care. As a Loyola Medicine specialist, I have the experience and technology to treat the most difficult heart and vascular conditions. You have behind you a team of skilled and caring professionals who will be with you every step of the way. I am proud to say I am part of that team."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Perez-Tamayo "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."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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38  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Perez-Tamayo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Perez-Tamayo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Perez-Tamayo to family and friends
11 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Perez-Tamayo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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...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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