Dr. Shaf Holden, MD

Dr. Shaf Holden, MD

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Dr. Shaf Holden, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, critical care medicine, and more.

201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 536-5594

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 6 More

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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 9 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery

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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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...Read More
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Locations

Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons

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  • Hours
    • 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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Insurance accepted

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AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville, AL