Dr. Scott Swanson, MD

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Dr. Scott Swanson, MD
Dr. Scott Swanson, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Dana - Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Swanson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Boston, MA |
The single worst surgeon I have ever worked with. He makes very poor clinical decisions on a routine basis. His patient care is severely compromised by his personality. I would definitely recommend finding another thoracic surgeon.
in Centerville, MA |
I became a patient of Dr Swanson quite by accident & it was the best mistake I ever made. I was referred to Dr. Swanson at Brigham & Woman's, so I called & was fortunate to get an appointment. The only problem is that I was referred to a different Dr. Swanson (his brother) After researching online, I realized my mistake & was able to make the appointment 4 years ago. We've been following a nodule on my center lobe. This was going to be the final visit & then the tumor showed. I'm home recovering
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Dr. Swanson'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
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Brigham&Womens Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham&Womens Hospital

    Completed in 1990

    Children's Hospital Boston

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Chief Surgical Officer

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy