Dr. Samuel Durham, MD

Dr. Samuel Durham, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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61 y/o
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Dr. Samuel Durham, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Saint Joseph, MI. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Durham is affiliated with Lakeland Health, Lakeland Health and Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet.

Lakeshore Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

2500 Niles Rd Ste 6

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • 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)

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Durham by Patient Volume

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)

Dr. Durham's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

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Vascular Disease

Dr. Durham treated this condition for more patients than 96% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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Aneurysm

Dr. Durham treated this condition for more patients than 93% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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Specialties

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

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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
  • 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
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • 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
  • 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
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Columbus Children'S Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Mott CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, U of Michigan
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Ohio State University
    Other Education | Completed 1995
  • Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Durham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Durham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Durham to family and friends
3.5
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Durham's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Cassopolis, Michigan |
This physician was competent and helpful. He took care to educate and make his recommendations clear. I appreciate the time he spent, and how he responded to questions.
Coloma, MI |
Go see a surgeon in Grand rapids.
in Dowagiac, MI |
Did not refer to an oncologist.
Louisville, KY |
I was a surgery resident under Dr. Durham. You will not find a better surgeon for your care. I cannot emphasize this enough.
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Dr. Durham accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
    ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Care Network
  • 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)
    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 Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.
  • Physicians' Care Network
    Physicians Care Network
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Trustmark Companies
    Trustmark Insurance Company
  • United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Veteran Administration Plan

Hospitals where Dr. Durham has admitting privileges

Lakeland Health
31 N Saint Joseph Ave
Niles, MI 49120
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Lakeland Health
1234 Napier Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
400 Medical Park Dr
Watervliet, MI 49098
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