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Dr. Shaf Holden, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Holden

Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons

201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300 Huntsville, AL 35801

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Dr. Shaf Holden, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and critical care medicine.


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Medicaid
Medicare
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Dr. Holden's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holden performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Holden performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holden performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Holden performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holden treats Heart Disease more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Holden treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Holden's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Myxoma
  • Atrial Myxoma, Familial
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thymectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymectomy
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Shaf Holden, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and critical care medicine.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Internship Hospital
2009
University For Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
2009
2006
2001

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Dr. Holden's Reviews

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4.2

Based on 5 reviews

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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Shaf Holden, MD
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I went through an unnecessary surgery because he did not thoroughly read my pet scan. My final diagnosis was stage 4 lung cancer and treatment delayed by at least 2 weeks due to the unnecessary surgery and he was only available one day per week in his office so had to wait long periods for results of tests. I waited over an hour with no explanation in exam room. Also when called with final biopsy result was told negative on the phone. When came in for appt. found out that my biopsy was +
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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