Dr. Sara Pereira, MD

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Cardiac Surgery | Female

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.

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Department of Cardiac Surgery1900 University Blvd # Tht
Birmingham, AL 35233
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(205) 996-7019Get Directions

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Dr. Pereira's Reviews

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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 (3)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Professional Misconduct (7/18/2013)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Colorado
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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

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
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Cincinatti Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Cincinnati Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Alabama

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • 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
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracotomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy