Dr. Samuel J. Durham, MD

Dr. Samuel J. Durham, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 60 years old

Lakeshore Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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Dr. Durham specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery and practices in Saint Joseph, MI. He practices at 3 locations.

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40 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Conseco
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meridian Health Plan of Michigan
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NALC Health Benefit Plan
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • North America Administrators (NAA)
  • Physicians' Care Network
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • Trustmark Companies
  • United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atherosclerotic Coronary Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Extracranial Carotid Occlusive Disease
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adequacy Testing for Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Flow Study
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Graft Placement Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Color Doppler Flow Imaging
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Resection of Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Coronary Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery
  • Open Heart Procedures
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Video Assisted Throacoscopy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

    Completed in 1993

    Columbus Children'S Hospital

    Completed in 1999

    Mott CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, U of Michigan

    Completed in 2000

    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Completed in 1993

  • Other Education
    Ohio State University

    Completed in 1995

    Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Hospital

    Completed in 2008

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Durham's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Durham

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients