Dr. Seth D. Blank, MD

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Dr. Seth D. Blank, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

PORTLAND THORACIC SURGERY 195 Fore River Pkwy Ste 490, Portland, ME 04102 Get Directions
(207) 553-6540

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Dr. Blank specializes in Thoracic Surgery and practices in Portland, ME. He practices at 1 location.

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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital of Saint Raphael

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Completed in 1992

    Hospital St Raphael

    Completed in 1989

    University Hospital Cleveland

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Maine not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Blank's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Blank

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients