Dr. Shaf Holden, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Holden
Accepting new patients

Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons

201 Sivley Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35801

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(256) 536-5594

Dr. Shaf Holden, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Holden has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Holden to book an appointment.


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Dr. Holden accepts the following insurance:

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GEHA
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Medicare
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MultiPlan PPO
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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment 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 their peers

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

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Heart Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holden performs Heart Surgery more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Holden performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Holden's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • 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 of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • 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, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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My 33 year old wife with no other issues besides aortic stenosis went in for a minimal invasive valve replacement and came out being kept alive by a machine for 12 days with tons of issues before we removed the life support and she passed. Dr Holden was never able to to do anything he claimed he could do. A complete disaster from start to finish. He’s a very nice guy but we needed a surgeon with more experience I guess.
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I highly recommend Dr Holden. He performed my CABG surgery 2 years ago, with a triple bypass. He was kind, professional & caring. His office team & PA were very supportive. Dr Holden is an excellent Cardiac surgeon. I thank God for his expertise in repairing my heart. Feeling great, walking 3 miles a day, back to practicing yoga & playing tennis!
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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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Biography

Dr. Shaf Holden, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Holden has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Holden to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic 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

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Holden offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. Holden offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Holden offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Holden have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Holden has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Holden offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Holden offer evening visits?

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Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons201 Sivley Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35801
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville, AL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average