Dr. Sara Pereira, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
(15)
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Dr. Sara Pereira, MD
Dr. Sara Pereira, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Pereira is affiliated with UAB Hospital.

1900 University Blvd # Tht

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Information

(205) 996-7019

Dr. Sara Pereira, MD

Dr. Sara Pereira, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 91% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
31

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracotomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

1 Sanction
  • Professional Misconduct (7/18/2013)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Colorado
0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Cincinatti Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Cincinnati Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Alabama
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Pereira has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Pereira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pereira's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pereira to family and friends
5.0
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Pereira'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 (4)
in Grand Junction, Co. |
Dr. Pereira sets a very high bar when it comes to medical care. Aside from being an excellent surgeon, her compassion and bedside manner are light years beyond any other Doctor I have dealt with. I am saddened that she left the Grand Junction are. I will miss you Doc!
in Parachute, CO |
Dr. Pereira is simply fantastic. Great bedside manner, very personable and probably the finest surgeon in the country. I am a little worried seeing she has moved to Birmingham from Western Colorado. That is a long way to go the doctor but if I had to have another surgery that's where I would go. She successfully removed a cancerous lower lobe of my left lung and made me feel comfortable and at ease doing it. Can't begin to say enough about this fine surgeon.
in Grand Junction, CO |
Dr. Pereira confirmed that I needed 2 valve replacements. She made such a great first impression at the consultation, that I was able to prepare for this surgery with very little anxiety. The surgery went well and is successful. Dr. Pereira is an outstanding surgeon. She has all the qualities you hope to find in your doctor. She touched my heart! She listens, she makes eye contact, smiles and she explains medical procedures clearly. Everyone I spoke to about Dr. Pereira loves her too!
in Grand Junction, CO |
Dr. Pereira is the best doctor that I have ever been to in my life. Her surgical skills are top notch, but it does not end there. She is super intelligent, humble, kind, and compassionate. Every time that I have mentioned her to hospital staff, they said how wonderful she is to them. Her office staff is also great.
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Dr. Pereira accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PacificSource
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pereira has admitting privileges

UAB Hospital
1802 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233
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