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Dr. Scott Swanson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Swanson

Brigham and Women's Hospital THS

75 Francis St Boston, MA 02115

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Dr. Scott Swanson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(617) 732-6824

Dr. Swanson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Swanson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Decortication and Pleurectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Esophageal Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson treats Esophageal Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swanson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swanson performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Swanson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy

Dr. Swanson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Scott Swanson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1994
Children's Hospital Boston
Residency Hospital
1990
Brigham&Womens Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Brigham&Womens Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1994
1990
1985
1985

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Chief Surgical Officer

Dr. Swanson's Reviews

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4.2

Based on 10 reviews

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1 Star
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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.
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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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