Dr. Sapna Desai, MD

Dr. Sapna Desai, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
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39 y/o
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Dr. Sapna Desai, MD is a cardiology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.Read her story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Desai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thrombosis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 96% of peers
Congestive Heart Failure
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Desai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Desai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "Dr. Desai earned her medical degree from Texas A & M University College of Medicine, College Station in 2002. She completed her Internal Medicine residency & fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. Dr. Desai also did a fellowship in Heart failure & Cardiac Transplant at Stanford University Hospitals & Clinics, in Stanford, California. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases & Nuclear Cardiology. Her specialty is the treatment of Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation. She practices at the main campus on Jefferson Highway."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "Dr. Sapna Desai specializes in the treatment of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She earned her medical degree from Texas A and M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas, and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Desai also completed a fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplant at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, in Stanford, California. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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20  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Texas A&M University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Stanford Univ-Stanford Hosp & Clins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

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4.7
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Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Desai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

She is one of the best cardiologist I have seen, and I have seen a lot before and after my heart transplant. Extremely knowledgeable . And very very careing, I am so lucky to have her on my heart team. You can trust in her anything she recommends it will be for your best. She has literally been in...more
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I was heart patient facing end of life due to heart failure. Even so, she and Dr Fitzpatrick worked to provide me the care I needed. I am still alive and doing well because of their help and concern.
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I could remember at my 1st Dr. appointment she ask did I remember talking to her while in the hospital,I reply No cause i didn't it was always so many doctors running in & out i was lost.My mind was was gone & I thought I was too, thought about giving up but my kids means more bt with my talks with...more
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